Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.58%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.58%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Chemical , Retail and Pharmaceutical Industry sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 4.67% or 570.0 points to trade at 12770.0 at the close. The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T: 8331 ) added 3.08% or 24.0 points to end at 803.0 and The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd. (T: 8355 ) was up 2.82% or 29.0 points to 1057.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ), which lost 5.92% or 104.0 points to trade at 1654.0 in late trade. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) declined 5.04% or 46.0 points to end at 867.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) shed 4.93% or 190.0 points to 3665.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2506 to 902 and 195 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 8.45% to 18.49 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.34% or 0.25 to $74.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.06% or 0.05 to hit $84.53 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.00 to trade at $1202.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 113.85, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 130.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 95.55.

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