Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.69%

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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 0.69%.

The best performers of the session on the were The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.77% or 91.0 points to trade at 1998.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Unitika, Ltd. (T:) added 3.31% or 12.0 points to end at 374.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:) was up 2.76% or 25.0 points to 930.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.70% or 195.0 points to trade at 2337.0 at the close. Kubota Corp. (T:) declined 4.89% or 84.0 points to end at 1632.5 and Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T:) was down 4.66% or 125.0 points to 2559.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3039 to 627 and 130 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.47.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.15% or 0.08 to $52.40 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.09% or 0.05 to hit $57.37 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.45 to trade at $1584.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 109.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 119.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 99.037.

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