Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.99%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.99%
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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 3.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ), which rose 0.32% or 9.0 points to trade at 2784.0 at the close. Kao Corp. (T: 4452 ) added 0.10% or 7.0 points to end at 7144.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 points to 446.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which lost 7.80% or 490.0 points to trade at 5790.0 in late trade. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) declined 7.51% or 710.0 points to end at 8750.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 6.53% or 580.0 points to 8300.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3099 to 518 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 1.02% or 0.65 to $62.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.98% or 0.65 to hit $65.46 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.16% or 20.60 to trade at $1754.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 106.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.44% to 128.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 90.472.

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