Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%
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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 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which rose 6.02% or 132.0 points to trade at 2326.0 at the close. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) added 4.79% or 22.0 points to end at 481.0 and Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5201 ) was up 4.45% or 160.0 points to 3755.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T: 8802 ), which lost 3.51% or 59.5 points to trade at 1638.0 in late trade. Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ) declined 3.49% or 780.0 points to end at 21555.0 and Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9007 ) shed 3.28% or 105.0 points to 3100.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1933 to 1574 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.97.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.33% or 0.16 to $48.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.47% or 0.24 to hit $51.26 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 4.65 to trade at $1885.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.26% to 103.36, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 126.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 89.843.

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