Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%
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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 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ), which rose 9.96% or 710.0 points to trade at 7840.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 7.34% or 570.0 points to end at 8340.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 6.05% or 300.0 points to 5260.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 3.70% or 18.0 points to trade at 468.0 in late trade. Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) declined 3.22% or 98.0 points to end at 2948.0 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) shed 3.15% or 164.0 points to 5050.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1859 to 1572 and 305 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.86.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.85% or 1.25 to $68.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.62% or 1.14 to hit $71.32 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 8.30 to trade at $1803.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 110.08, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 129.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 93.002.

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