Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.16%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which rose 4.75% or 99.0 points to trade at 2182.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) added 4.50% or 49.0 points to end at 1138.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) was up 3.21% or 164.0 points to 5276.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which lost 4.72% or 44.8 points to trade at 904.0 in late trade. Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ) declined 3.93% or 125.0 points to end at 3055.0 and JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) shed 3.77% or 19.8 points to 505.6.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1854 to 1627 and 242 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.59% to 17.71.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.07% or 0.62 to $58.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.99% or 0.67 to hit $68.43 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.65 to trade at $1282.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 109.50, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 122.52.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 97.648.
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