Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%

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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 7.92% or 195.0 points to trade at 2657.0 at the close. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (T:) added 4.23% or 55.0 points to end at 1356.5 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:) was up 2.89% or 8.0 points to 285.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T:), which lost 4.32% or 98.0 points to trade at 2171.5 in late trade. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:) declined 3.97% or 41.0 points to end at 991.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:) shed 3.43% or 20.0 points to 562.6.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2187 to 1345 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.32 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 3.27% or 1.61 to $47.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 3.31% or 1.73 to hit $50.53 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.82% or 15.45 to trade at $1904.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 103.53, while EUR/JPY fell 0.40% to 126.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.61% at 90.500.


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