Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Insurance and Warehousing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sharp Corp. (T: 6753 ), which rose 10.33% or 11.0 points to trade at 117.5 at the close. Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 7.13% or 453.0 points to end at 6803.1 and The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ) was up 6.92% or 100.0 points to 1546.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ), which lost 8.95% or 68.0 points to trade at 692.0 in late trade. Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) declined 8.77% or 49.0 points to end at 510.0 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (T: 8725 ) shed 5.47% or 166.5 points to 2877.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1308 to 602 and 147 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.42% to 19.85.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.79% or 0.35 to $44.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.64% or 0.30 to hit $47.27 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.12% or 1.55 to trade at $1344.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 101.16, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 112.95.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.05% at 95.63.

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