Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%
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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 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ), which rose 9.35% or 735.0 points to trade at 8598.0 at the close. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) added 4.58% or 330.0 points to end at 7530.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ) was up 2.81% or 39.0 points to 1429.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ), which lost 10.74% or 262.0 points to trade at 2177.0 in late trade. Omron Cor (T: 6645 ) declined 7.45% or 430.0 points to end at 5340.0 and Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ) shed 5.23% or 190.0 points to 3445.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2194 to 1232 and 288 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.37% or 0.21 to $56.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 4.15 to trade at $1418.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 108.66, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 121.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.602.

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