Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Pharmaceutical Industry , Mining and Electrical/Machinery sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.37%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ), which rose 4.20% or 150.0 points to trade at 3725.0 at the close. Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ) added 3.71% or 36.0 points to end at 1007.0 and Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ) was up 2.93% or 6.0 points to 211.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ), which lost 6.09% or 25.5 points to trade at 393.5 in late trade. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) declined 3.72% or 81.0 points to end at 2097.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) shed 3.39% or 67.0 points to 1910.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1289 to 586 and 126 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.11% to 26.66.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.29% or 0.12 to $41.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.16% or 0.07 to hit $43.91 a barrel, while the June Gold contract rose 0.43% or 5.30 to trade at $1231.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 109.42, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 123.22.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.02% at 94.92.
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