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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%

Published 2021/06/18, 09:35
© Reuters.  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 lost 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523), which rose 5.92% or 675.0 points to trade at 12075.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) added 3.16% or 84.0 points to end at 2741.0 and Konami Corp. (T:9766) was up 2.79% or 190.0 points to 7010.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101), which lost 7.69% or 430.0 points to trade at 5160.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) declined 6.73% or 250.0 points to end at 3465.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5202) shed 5.72% or 38.0 points to 626.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2586 to 977 and 192 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.28% or 0.20 to $70.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.47% or 0.34 to hit $72.74 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.82% or 14.60 to trade at $1789.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 110.01, while EUR/JPY fell 0.20% to 130.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 91.968.

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