Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the were Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 1.93% or 78.0 points to trade at 4119.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) added 1.67% or 27.0 points to end at 1642.5 and Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:) was up 1.63% or 27.0 points to 1682.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 2.95% or 43.0 points to trade at 1413.0 at the close. Seiko Epson Corp (T:) declined 2.54% or 37.0 points to end at 1420.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.38% or 47.0 points to 1926.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1776 to 1640 and 289 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.30.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.27% or 0.14 to $52.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $58.44 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.36% or 5.45 to trade at $1507.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 106.89, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 117.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 98.632.

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