Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74%
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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 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which rose 4.30% or 19.0 points to trade at 461.0 at the close. Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ) added 2.48% or 37.0 points to end at 1529.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) was up 2.46% or 390.0 points to 16245.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ), which lost 5.73% or 50.0 points to trade at 822.0 in late trade. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) declined 4.24% or 25.0 points to end at 565.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) shed 3.99% or 155.0 points to 3730.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3050 to 586 and 78 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.91.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 3.44% or 1.25 to $35.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 3.16% or 1.22 to hit $37.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.80 to trade at $1738.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.26% to 107.12, while EUR/JPY rose 0.37% to 121.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.700.

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