Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ), which rose 4.88% or 18.0 points to trade at 387.0 at the close. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) added 4.28% or 39.0 points to end at 950.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) was up 4.07% or 313.0 points to 7995.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 4.93% or 80.0 points to trade at 1543.0 in late trade. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) declined 4.88% or 20.0 points to end at 390.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) shed 4.70% or 138.0 points to 2796.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1846 to 1718 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.30.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.84% or 0.49 to $57.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.72% or 0.44 to hit $60.70 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 7.10 to trade at $1819.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 104.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 127.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 90.483.

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