Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.56%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.56%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Food and Fishery sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 4.79% or 100.0 points to trade at 2188.0 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ) added 4.50% or 370.0 points to end at 8600.0 and Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) was up 3.55% or 80.5 points to 2351.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ), which lost 5.30% or 220.0 points to trade at 3930.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) declined 3.58% or 97.0 points to end at 2612.0 and Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) shed 3.09% or 19.0 points to 596.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1759 to 1543 and 245 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.23% to 14.68.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.47% or 0.31 to $65.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.53% or 0.41 to hit $76.91 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1302.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.30% to 109.37, while EUR/JPY fell 0.63% to 128.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 93.65.

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