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 lost 0.98% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ), which rose 2.65% or 80.0 points to trade at 3102.0 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) added 2.48% or 7.0 points to end at 289.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) was up 2.44% or 60.0 points to 2516.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ), which lost 8.83% or 651.0 points to trade at 6721.0 in late trade. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) declined 8.42% or 670.0 points to end at 7290.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 8.15% or 400.0 points to 4510.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2531 to 1024 and 203 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.96.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.05% or 0.03 to $63.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.18% or 0.12 to hit $66.33 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 6.65 to trade at $1789.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 109.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 128.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 93.612.

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