Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%
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 0.19%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which rose 9.90% or 186.0 points to trade at 2064.0 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 7.13% or 337.0 points to end at 5064.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 6.41% or 22.0 points to 365.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Asahi Kasei Corp. (T: 3407 ), which lost 7.64% or 91.0 points to trade at 1100.0 in late trade. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) declined 5.24% or 132.0 points to end at 2387.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 4.07% or 65.0 points to 1533.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2337 to 1257 and 188 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.65.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.12% or 0.06 to $51.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.16% or 0.09 to hit $55.02 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.25 to trade at $1569.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 109.91, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 120.61.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 98.385.
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