Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.56%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.56%
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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 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ), which rose 4.62% or 64.0 points to trade at 1449.0 at the close. Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) added 2.87% or 69.0 points to end at 2477.0 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) was up 2.71% or 158.0 points to 5999.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ), which lost 13.62% or 637.0 points to trade at 4040.0 in late trade. The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ) declined 8.03% or 105.5 points to end at 1208.5 and Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ) shed 3.78% or 120.0 points to 3055.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2484 to 1059 and 201 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.81.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.25% or 0.14 to $55.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.28% or 0.17 to hit $60.87 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.53% or 7.95 to trade at $1498.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 107.81, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 117.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.722.

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