Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.80%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.80%
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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 fell 0.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which rose 2.83% or 127.0 points to trade at 4607.0 at the close. Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) added 2.68% or 275.0 points to end at 10525.0 and ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) was up 2.09% or 49.0 points to 2396.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Amada Co., Ltd. (T: 6113 ), which lost 5.56% or 52.0 points to trade at 883.0 in late trade. JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) declined 5.04% or 55.0 points to end at 1036.0 and The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ) shed 4.89% or 74.0 points to 1440.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2215 to 1366 and 181 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.72 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 6.07% or 2.06 to $31.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 4.88% or 1.76 to hit $34.30 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.86% or 14.75 to trade at $1736.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 107.41, while EUR/JPY fell 0.48% to 117.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 99.690.

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