Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.39%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.39%
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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 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which rose 10.32% or 169.0 points to trade at 1806.0 at the close. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) added 5.01% or 80.0 points to end at 1676.0 and Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) was up 4.72% or 30.0 points to 666.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (T: 5711 ), which lost 11.38% or 265.0 points to trade at 2064.0 in late trade. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) declined 9.75% or 254.0 points to end at 2350.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) shed 8.97% or 147.0 points to 1491.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1909 to 1565 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 21.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.10% or 0.04 to $41.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.09% or 0.04 to hit $45.05 a barrel, while the October Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 1.25 to trade at $2059.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 105.57, while EUR/JPY fell 0.27% to 124.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 93.013.

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