© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.92%

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 0.92% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:), which rose 3.99% or 50.5 points to trade at 1316.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:) added 3.67% or 193.0 points to end at 5448.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:) was up 3.10% or 46.0 points to 1527.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 7.26% or 85.0 points to trade at 1085.0 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T:) declined 6.35% or 651.0 points to end at 9599.0 and Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:) was down 5.66% or 174.0 points to 2901.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3059 to 548 and 133 ended unchanged.

Shares in Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; down 7.26% or 85.0 to 1085.0. Shares in Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.66% or 174.0 to 2901.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 8.40% to 20.25.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.97% or 0.52 to $52.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.50% or 0.93 to hit $61.06 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.58% or 7.55 to trade at $1318.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 108.22, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 120.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.643.

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