Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.33%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.33%

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 fell 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which rose 7.93% or 137.0 points to trade at 1864.0 at the close. Panasonic Corp (T: 6752 ) added 6.88% or 63.1 points to end at 980.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) was up 6.71% or 320.0 points to 5090.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which lost 6.71% or 34.0 points to trade at 473.0 in late trade. NTN Corp. (T: 6472 ) declined 5.90% or 20.0 points to end at 319.0 and Sumitomo Corp. (T: 8053 ) shed 5.64% or 99.5 points to 1663.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2039 to 1469 and 244 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.25 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.13% or 0.07 to $54.25 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $59.54 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.15 to trade at $1513.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 108.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 120.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 97.065.

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