Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.62%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.62%
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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 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which rose 8.39% or 174.0 points to trade at 2248.5 at the close. Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) added 7.32% or 118.0 points to end at 1729.0 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) was up 5.08% or 43.0 points to 890.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which lost 3.82% or 39.0 points to trade at 981.0 in late trade. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ) declined 3.39% or 113.0 points to end at 3218.0 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) shed 3.38% or 31.0 points to 885.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2413 to 1167 and 173 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.93.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.84% or 0.45 to $53.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.21% or 0.68 to hit $55.74 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.90 to trade at $1849.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 103.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.20% to 125.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 90.290.

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