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 Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Machinery and Chemical sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which rose 2.57% or 80.0 points to trade at 3195.0 at the close. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) added 2.32% or 245.0 points to end at 10795.0 and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T: 8766 ) was up 2.19% or 119.0 points to 5556.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ), which lost 6.31% or 116.0 points to trade at 1721.0 in late trade. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) declined 6.04% or 158.0 points to end at 2460.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 5.95% or 50.2 points to 792.8.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2330 to 1146 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.67% to 22.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.10% or 0.07 to $68.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.11% or 0.09 to hit $79.38 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.70 to trade at $1229.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 112.38, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 128.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.77.

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