Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.05%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.05%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Power and Warehousing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 2.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 14.32% or 53.00 points to trade at 423.00 at the close. JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) added 10.64% or 132.00 points to end at 1,373.00 and Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) was up 3.58% or 48.00 points to 1,390.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which lost 6.21% or 297.00 points to trade at 4,483.00 in late trade. Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) declined 5.17% or 219.00 points to end at 4,016.00 and TDK Corp (T: 6762 ) shed 5.14% or 200.00 points to 3,690.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2610 to 933 and 195 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.40% to 29.70.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.76% or 1.87 to $107.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.14% or 2.34 to hit $111.67 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 7.90 to trade at $1,992.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.52% to 116.74, while EUR/JPY rose 0.68% to 128.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 98.51.

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