Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.63%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.63%
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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 0.63% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 2.97% or 13.0 points to trade at 451.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) added 2.23% or 17.0 points to end at 780.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) was up 2.05% or 215.0 points to 10695.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ), which lost 2.96% or 650.0 points to trade at 21300.0 in late trade. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) declined 2.90% or 160.0 points to end at 5360.0 and Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) shed 2.84% or 755.0 points to 25830.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1904 to 1601 and 252 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.26.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.55% or 0.40 to $73.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.36% or 0.27 to hit $74.39 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.65 to trade at $1801.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.23% to 110.05, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 130.18.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 92.495.

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