Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.98%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.98%
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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 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 7.09% or 31.0 points to trade at 468.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 3.49% or 180.0 points to end at 5340.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 3.03% or 105.0 points to 3565.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 12.96% or 1363.0 points to trade at 9157.0 in late trade. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) declined 4.83% or 40.0 points to end at 788.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) shed 2.78% or 16.4 points to 574.4.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1768 to 1674 and 305 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.87.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.27% or 0.19 to $71.46 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.24% or 0.18 to hit $73.29 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 6.45 to trade at $1822.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.23% to 110.11, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 129.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.688.

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