Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.61%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.61%
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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 declined 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 6.99% or 158.0 points to trade at 2418.0 at the close. Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) added 4.45% or 280.0 points to end at 6570.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) was up 4.09% or 26.0 points to 661.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 9.58% or 145.0 points to trade at 1368.0 in late trade. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) declined 8.01% or 104.0 points to end at 1195.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) shed 6.64% or 195.0 points to 2740.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2413 to 1113 and 222 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.55 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.56% or 0.44 to $79.25 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.14% or 0.11 to hit $80.65 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 5.45 to trade at $1798.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 113.68, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 131.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 94.278.

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