Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.15%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.15%

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 1.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 4.89% or 215.0 points to trade at 4615.0 at the close. Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) added 3.87% or 15.0 points to end at 403.0 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) was up 3.52% or 72.0 points to 2117.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ), which lost 4.17% or 121.0 points to trade at 2782.0 in late trade. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) declined 3.88% or 535.0 points to end at 13260.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) shed 3.87% or 297.0 points to 7373.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2068 to 1550 and 165 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 5.75% or 1.44 to $23.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 2.64% or 0.74 to hit $27.34 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 7.80 to trade at $1691.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 107.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 117.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 100.007.

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