Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.06%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.06%
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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 1.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 7.06% or 152.0 points to trade at 2306.0 at the close. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) added 1.81% or 33.0 points to end at 1859.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) was up 1.51% or 126.0 points to 8459.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ), which lost 5.37% or 18.0 points to trade at 317.0 in late trade. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ) declined 5.08% or 91.5 points to end at 1710.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) shed 5.04% or 23.0 points to 433.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3014 to 547 and 132 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.32.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.56% or 0.62 to $39.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.30% or 0.55 to hit $41.80 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.65 to trade at $1805.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.31% to 106.86, while EUR/JPY fell 0.49% to 120.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 96.812.

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