Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.78%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.78%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Mining , Transport and Rubber sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 2.56% or 9.0 points to trade at 361.0 at the close. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) added 2.50% or 40.0 points to end at 1638.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) was up 1.91% or 32.0 points to 1707.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 6302 ), which lost 5.89% or 172.0 points to trade at 2747.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) declined 5.23% or 108.0 points to end at 1958.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) shed 4.36% or 57.0 points to 1250.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2497 to 1057 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.91% to 25.35.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.75% or 0.68 to $89.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.61% or 0.56 to hit $90.83 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 6.40 to trade at $1893.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 114.93, while EUR/JPY rose 0.44% to 130.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 95.740.

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