Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.03%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ), which rose 5.68% or 25.0 points to trade at 465.0 at the close. Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ) added 4.58% or 94.0 points to end at 2147.0 and Shizuoka Bank Ltd (T: 8355 ) was up 4.08% or 34.0 points to 867.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Omron Cor (T: 6645 ), which lost 3.14% or 350.0 points to trade at 10790.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 2.62% or 31.0 points to end at 1152.0 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) shed 2.36% or 12.0 points to 497.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2052 to 1480 and 261 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.00.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.49% or 0.39 to $79.85 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.46% or 0.38 to hit $82.37 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 1.10 to trade at $1790.30 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.07% to 115.90, while EUR/JPY rose 0.20% to 131.04.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.205.
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