Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.52%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.52%

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 1.52% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which rose 9.24% or 510.0 points to trade at 6030.0 at the close. Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) added 6.83% or 77.0 points to end at 1204.0 and Panasonic Corp (T: 6752 ) was up 4.94% or 45.2 points to 960.7 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kyocera Corp. (T: 6971 ), which lost 9.95% or 633.0 points to trade at 5731.0 in late trade. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) declined 7.03% or 73.0 points to end at 965.0 and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (T: 8031 ) shed 6.32% or 110.0 points to 1630.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3109 to 484 and 111 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.91% or 0.33 to $35.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.99% or 0.38 to hit $37.88 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 3.45 to trade at $1871.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.22% to 104.38, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 121.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.935.

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