Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.31%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.31%
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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 2.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which rose 3.24% or 35.0 points to trade at 1116.0 at the close. Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) added 1.62% or 43.0 points to end at 2698.0 and Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ) was up 1.52% or 20.0 points to 1339.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ), which lost 8.39% or 590.0 points to trade at 6440.0 in late trade. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) declined 5.98% or 225.0 points to end at 3540.0 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4005 ) shed 5.30% or 31.0 points to 554.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3077 to 543 and 133 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.27% or 0.20 to $74.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.26% or 0.20 to hit $78.11 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.85 to trade at $1754.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 111.21, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 128.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 94.282.

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