Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.41%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.41%
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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 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which rose 4.27% or 3010.0 points to trade at 73430.0 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) added 2.80% or 8.0 points to end at 294.0 and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ) was up 2.51% or 134.0 points to 5466.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 4.23% or 260.0 points to trade at 5890.0 in late trade. Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) declined 3.79% or 11.0 points to end at 279.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) shed 3.45% or 155.0 points to 4340.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2685 to 827 and 179 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.29.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.98% or 0.40 to $40.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 1.07% or 0.46 to hit $42.70 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.75 to trade at $1910.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.15% to 105.28, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 123.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 93.767.

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