Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.01%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.01%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Machinery , Shipbuilding and Textile sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ), which rose 5.20% or 319.0 points to trade at 6449.0 at the close. Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) added 5.08% or 31.0 points to end at 641.0 and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) was up 4.84% or 400.0 points to 8670.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which lost 12.62% or 310.0 points to trade at 2146.0 in late trade. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) declined 11.67% or 215.0 points to end at 1627.0 and IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) shed 7.64% or 260.0 points to 3145.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2954 to 594 and 144 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.87% to 17.15.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.36% or 0.19 to $52.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $61.55 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.13% or 1.65 to trade at $1312.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 109.80, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 124.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 96.422.

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