Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.90%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.90%

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 0.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ), which rose 5.66% or 320.0 points to trade at 5970.0 at the close. ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) added 3.73% or 88.0 points to end at 2448.0 and Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) was up 3.48% or 105.0 points to 3125.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ), which lost 6.20% or 3800.0 points to trade at 57510.0 in late trade. Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) declined 5.99% or 67.0 points to end at 1051.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 5.35% or 640.0 points to 11330.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1861 to 1673 and 243 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.87 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.31% or 1.12 to $84.43 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.10% or 0.97 to hit $87.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 1.30 to trade at $1841.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.21% to 113.85, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 129.04.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 95.623.

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