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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.73%

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.73% © Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.73%

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 fell 0.73%.

The best performers of the session on the were Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:), which rose 4.51% or 354.00 points to trade at 8,207.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:) added 3.36% or 178.00 points to end at 5,468.00 and Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 3.35% or 85.00 points to 2,625.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:), which fell 3.62% or 58.00 points to trade at 1,543.50 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:) declined 3.55% or 17.20 points to end at 466.80 and CyberAgent Inc (TYO:) was down 3.54% or 30.70 points to 836.10.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1820 to 1792 and 268 ended unchanged.

Shares in Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.51% or 354.00 to 8,207.00. Shares in Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (TYO:) rose to 5-year highs; up 3.35% or 85.00 to 2,625.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.75% to 16.28.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.85% or 0.63 to $73.44 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.89% or 0.70 to hit $78.18 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.68% or 14.20 to trade at $2,103.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 146.65, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 159.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 103.21.

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