Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%
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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 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which rose 6.20% or 77.0 points to trade at 1319.0 at the close. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) added 5.50% or 22.0 points to end at 422.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) was up 4.76% or 38.0 points to 837.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ), which lost 4.34% or 200.0 points to trade at 4410.0 in late trade. Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) declined 4.30% or 160.0 points to end at 3559.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) shed 4.01% or 69.0 points to 1652.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2438 to 1020 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $41.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.05% or 0.02 to hit $44.05 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 6.30 to trade at $1944.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 106.19, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 125.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 92.778.

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