Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as in the sectors propelled shares .
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 unchanged 0.00%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 6.58% or 102.0 points to trade at 1651.0 at the close. Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) added 5.08% or 270.0 points to end at 5590.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) was up 4.24% or 87.5 points to 2149.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ), which lost 1.31% or 45.0 points to trade at 3395.0 in late trade. Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ) declined 1.01% or 6.0 points to end at 587.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) shed 0.92% or 14.0 points to 1503.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2461 to 933 and 158 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.29% to 23.80.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.79% or 0.51 to $64.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $69.44 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.80 to trade at $1325.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.23% to 106.20, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 130.94.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 89.75.
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