Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.29%
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 0.29%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ), which rose 4.43% or 180.0 points to trade at 4240.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 3.27% or 94.0 points to end at 2965.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) was up 2.09% or 80.0 points to 3905.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 4.30% or 13.0 points to trade at 289.0 in late trade. Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ) declined 2.43% or 350.0 points to end at 14065.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) shed 2.16% or 70.0 points to 3170.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1882 to 1574 and 259 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.35.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.44% or 0.26 to $59.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.41% or 0.27 to hit $65.40 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.85 to trade at $1416.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 107.67, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 122.61.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.627.
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