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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.83%

Published 2021/04/30, 09:35
© Reuters Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.83%

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 0.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T:4751), which rose 15.28% or 298.0 points to trade at 2248.0 at the close. Fujitsu Ltd. (T:6702) added 7.50% or 1215.0 points to end at 17405.0 and Sojitz Corp. (T:2768) was up 6.19% or 19.0 points to 326.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TOTO Ltd. (T:5332), which lost 8.40% or 520.0 points to trade at 5670.0 in late trade. Sony Corp (T:6758) declined 7.71% or 910.0 points to end at 10900.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T:4689) shed 7.17% or 39.0 points to 505.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1965 to 1557 and 236 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.61.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.68% or 0.44 to $64.57 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.48% or 0.33 to hit $67.72 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.65 to trade at $1770.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 108.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 131.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 90.695.

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