Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.23%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.23%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Retail , Construction and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ), which rose 4.56% or 25.0 points to trade at 573.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 4.05% or 8.0 points to end at 205.5 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) was up 3.93% or 29.0 points to 767.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (T: 3105 ), which lost 5.59% or 59.0 points to trade at 996.0 in late trade. Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ) declined 5.47% or 25.0 points to end at 432.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) shed 5.10% or 246.0 points to 4581.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1122 to 776 and 170 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.65% to 20.24.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.06% or 0.03 to $50.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $52.54 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.12% or 1.45 to trade at $1254.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 103.94, while EUR/JPY fell 0.36% to 115.49.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.43% at 97.08.

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