Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%

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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 lost 0.26%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:), which rose 9.94% or 450.0 points to trade at 4975.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.92% or 77.0 points to end at 1642.0 and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 4.46% or 84.0 points to 1969.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.50% or 279.0 points to trade at 3440.0 at the close. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 6.19% or 167.0 points to end at 2532.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T:) was down 4.36% or 165.0 points to 3620.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2155 to 1409 and 198 ended unchanged.

Shares in Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.92% or 77.0 to 1642.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.64.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.01% or 0.58 to $56.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.96% or 0.60 to hit $61.91 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.55 to trade at $1465.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.31% to 108.94, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 120.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 98.125.

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