Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Gas & Water , Fishery and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which rose 4.74% or 169.0 points to trade at 3732.0 at the close. Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) added 3.37% or 156.0 points to end at 4780.0 and JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) was up 3.06% or 19.5 points to 657.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ), which lost 5.03% or 265.0 points to trade at 5000.0 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) declined 4.01% or 28.0 points to end at 670.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) shed 3.87% or 104.0 points to 2585.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2284 to 1108 and 156 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.79% to 21.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.36% or 0.23 to $63.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.32% or 0.22 to hit $68.11 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.50 to trade at $1328.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 107.38, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 131.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.18.

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