Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Financial Services and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.11% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were TDK Corp (T: 6762 ), which rose 4.12% or 300.0 points to trade at 7590.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 1.94% or 41.0 points to end at 2153.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) was up 1.70% or 210.0 points to 12570.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which lost 6.31% or 1000.0 points to trade at 14860.0 in late trade. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) declined 5.48% or 75.0 points to end at 1293.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 5.29% or 75.0 points to 1343.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3245 to 443 and 74 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 12.57% to 25.97 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.11% or 0.51 to $46.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.90% or 0.49 to hit $54.84 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.80 to trade at $1265.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 111.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 127.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 95.762.

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