Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%
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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 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 5.92% or 675.0 points to trade at 12075.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) added 3.16% or 84.0 points to end at 2741.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) was up 2.79% or 190.0 points to 7010.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ), which lost 7.69% or 430.0 points to trade at 5160.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 6.73% or 250.0 points to end at 3465.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) shed 5.72% or 38.0 points to 626.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2586 to 977 and 192 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.28% or 0.20 to $70.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.47% or 0.34 to hit $72.74 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.82% or 14.60 to trade at $1789.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 110.01, while EUR/JPY fell 0.20% to 130.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 91.968.

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