Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.42%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.42%
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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 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which rose 4.92% or 47.0 points to trade at 1003.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) added 3.58% or 39.0 points to end at 1128.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) was up 3.28% or 13.0 points to 409.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (T: 8725 ), which lost 4.38% or 145.0 points to trade at 3169.0 in late trade. Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) declined 4.22% or 179.0 points to end at 4064.0 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) shed 3.55% or 45.0 points to 1223.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2116 to 1356 and 242 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.24.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.05% or 0.02 to $41.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.09% or 0.04 to hit $44.24 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.60 to trade at $1863.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 103.84, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 123.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.310.

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