Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.41%
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 declined 1.41%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (T: 8750 ), which rose 4.41% or 67.0 points to trade at 1585.5 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) added 4.24% or 45.0 points to end at 1107.0 and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T: 8766 ) was up 4.11% or 195.0 points to 4943.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 4.78% or 88.0 points to trade at 1754.0 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) declined 4.43% or 32.0 points to end at 691.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) shed 3.69% or 179.0 points to 4673.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2762 to 819 and 132 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.97.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.56% or 0.24 to $42.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.48% or 0.22 to hit $45.38 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.15% or 22.25 to trade at $1954.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.46% to 106.06, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 126.10.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 92.507.
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