Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%
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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 lost 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which rose 8.52% or 792.0 points to trade at 10085.0 at the close. Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ) added 5.86% or 102.0 points to end at 1843.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) was up 5.76% or 865.0 points to 15890.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ), which lost 10.79% or 48.5 points to trade at 400.9 in late trade. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) declined 9.09% or 99.0 points to end at 990.0 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) shed 8.98% or 30.0 points to 304.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2117 to 1509 and 155 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 2.46% or 0.83 to $32.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.86% or 0.67 to hit $35.36 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 5.90 to trade at $1719.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.42% to 107.17, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 119.05.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 98.222.

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