Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.79%
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 1.79%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ), which rose 3.20% or 33.0 points to trade at 1064.0 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) added 2.10% or 46.0 points to end at 2234.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) was up 1.95% or 6.0 points to 314.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ), which lost 5.20% or 198.0 points to trade at 3612.0 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) declined 4.99% or 101.0 points to end at 1925.0 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) shed 4.39% or 890.0 points to 19370.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2677 to 873 and 234 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.24.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.84% or 0.61 to $71.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.72% or 0.54 to hit $74.48 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.58% or 10.50 to trade at $1808.70 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 113.61, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 128.66.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 95.990.
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