Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.27%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.27%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Marine Transport , Power and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 2.27% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ), which rose 4.49% or 256.0 points to trade at 5962.0 at the close. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) added 4.44% or 92.0 points to end at 2165.0 and Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) was up 3.72% or 190.0 points to 5300.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 9.07% or 199.0 points to trade at 1996.0 in late trade. Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ) declined 6.94% or 164.0 points to end at 2200.0 and Komatsu Ltd. (T: 6301 ) shed 5.71% or 237.0 points to 3916.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3038 to 474 and 79 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.16% to 30.97.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.03% or 0.63 to $60.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.74% or 0.48 to hit $64.33 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.10% or 1.30 to trade at $1320.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.33% to 109.10, while EUR/JPY rose 0.56% to 133.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 90.06.

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