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%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate , Mining and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic 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 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ), which rose 3.98% or 360.0 points to trade at 9400.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 3.45% or 260.0 points to end at 7800.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) was up 2.80% or 280.0 points to 10280.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ), which lost 5.79% or 1320.0 points to trade at 21460.0 in late trade. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) declined 4.25% or 58.0 points to end at 1307.0 and Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ) shed 3.67% or 220.0 points to 5780.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1947 to 1554 and 275 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 13.43% to 24.36.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.82% or 0.75 to $91.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.79% or 0.73 to hit $92.24 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 7.80 to trade at $1894.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 115.07, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 130.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 95.750.

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