Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.80%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.80%
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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 declined 1.80% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ), which rose 12.33% or 620.0 points to trade at 5650.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 6.91% or 380.0 points to end at 5880.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 6.44% or 225.0 points to 3720.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 13.75% or 62.0 points to trade at 389.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) declined 10.77% or 228.0 points to end at 1889.0 and JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) shed 8.91% or 101.0 points to 1032.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2937 to 649 and 155 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.25 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.53% or 0.39 to $73.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.55% or 0.41 to hit $74.69 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.70 to trade at $1830.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 109.54, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 130.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 91.873.

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