Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.13%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.13%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Construction , Services and Rubber sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ), which rose 4.22% or 135.0 points to trade at 3332.5 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) added 3.48% or 233.0 points to end at 6925.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) was up 3.07% or 115.0 points to 3855.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4063 ), which lost 4.86% or 545.0 points to trade at 10670.0 in late trade. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) declined 4.83% or 445.0 points to end at 8770.0 and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ) shed 4.67% or 238.0 points to 4857.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1809 to 1484 and 264 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.53% to 16.89.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.07% or 0.05 to $68.24 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $73.69 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.30% or 4.00 to trade at $1344.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 107.56, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 132.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 89.76.

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