Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Construction and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Okuma Corp. (T: 6103 ), which rose 4.87% or 40.0 points to trade at 862.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) added 4.46% or 24.0 points to end at 562.5 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) was up 3.32% or 43.0 points to 1338.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which lost 5.52% or 13.0 points to trade at 222.5 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 4.59% or 17.0 points to end at 353.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 4.10% or 54.0 points to 1264.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1683 to 1220 and 385 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.11% to 18.48.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $50.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.14% or 0.07 to hit $51.45 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.26% or 3.35 to trade at $1264.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 103.91, while EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 113.36.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.13% at 98.42.

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