Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%
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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 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 6.86% or 123.0 points to trade at 1916.0 at the close. DIC Corp (T: 4631 ) added 6.18% or 182.0 points to end at 3125.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) was up 4.06% or 62.0 points to 1590.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ), which lost 9.64% or 54.8 points to trade at 513.7 in late trade. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ) declined 6.24% or 222.0 points to end at 3334.0 and Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) shed 6.15% or 191.0 points to 2914.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2496 to 1093 and 190 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.25% or 0.13 to $51.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.20% or 0.11 to hit $56.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.95 to trade at $1577.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 109.81, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 119.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 98.987.

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