Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which rose 9.94% or 450.0 points to trade at 4975.0 at the close. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) added 4.92% or 77.0 points to end at 1642.0 and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ) was up 4.46% or 84.0 points to 1969.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ), which lost 7.50% or 279.0 points to trade at 3440.0 in late trade. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) declined 6.19% or 167.0 points to end at 2532.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 4.36% or 165.0 points to 3620.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2155 to 1409 and 198 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.01% or 0.58 to $56.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.96% or 0.60 to hit $61.91 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.55 to trade at $1465.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.31% to 108.94, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 120.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 98.125.

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