Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.20%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.20%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ), which rose 7.99% or 100.0 points to trade at 1351.0 at the close. Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) added 2.10% or 90.0 points to end at 4385.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) was up 1.75% or 80.0 points to 4650.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ), which lost 12.00% or 348.0 points to trade at 2553.0 in late trade. Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) declined 9.90% or 40.0 points to end at 364.0 and Asahi Kasei Corp. (T: 3407 ) shed 7.80% or 85.5 points to 1010.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3210 to 398 and 124 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.55.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.58% or 0.85 to $54.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.97% or 1.19 to hit $61.69 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.23% or 17.65 to trade at $1450.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.38% to 106.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.33% to 118.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 98.097.

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