Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.40%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.40%
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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 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which rose 4.68% or 52.0 points to trade at 1163.0 at the close. Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) added 4.47% or 29.0 points to end at 678.0 and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) was up 4.38% or 170.0 points to 4055.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which lost 3.12% or 11.0 points to trade at 342.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) declined 2.79% or 137.0 points to end at 4770.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) shed 2.53% or 13.0 points to 500.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1841 to 1632 and 258 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.34.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.48% or 0.33 to $69.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.42% or 0.30 to hit $71.61 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.75 to trade at $1876.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 110.19, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 133.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.565.

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