© Reuters. Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.42%
Fintech Zoom – 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 0.42% to hit a new 1-month low.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:), which rose 5.18% or 62.0 points to trade at 1260.0 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:) added 5.08% or 18.0 points to end at 372.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) was up 4.95% or 35.0 points to 742.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T:), which lost 6.27% or 76.0 points to trade at 1137.0 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (T:) declined 4.49% or 300.0 points to end at 6380.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) shed 3.76% or 78.0 points to 1995.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1954 to 1558 and 235 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.61.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.48% or 0.98 to $67.07 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.54% or 1.07 to hit $70.43 a barrel, while the April Gold contract fell 0.08% or 1.35 to trade at $1697.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 108.47, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 128.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 92.192.
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