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 fell 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ), which rose 10.01% or 578.0 points to trade at 6350.0 at the close. JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) added 9.32% or 141.0 points to end at 1654.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 3.86% or 185.0 points to 4975.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ), which lost 8.98% or 97.0 points to trade at 983.0 in late trade. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) declined 5.72% or 180.0 points to end at 2965.0 and Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) shed 4.73% or 460.0 points to 9270.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1793 to 1708 and 262 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.65.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.85% or 0.59 to $68.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.74% or 0.53 to hit $70.78 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.42% or 7.35 to trade at $1759.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 110.29, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 129.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 92.972.

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