Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.02%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.02%
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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 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which rose 4.44% or 42.5 points to trade at 999.3 at the close. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) added 2.86% or 12.0 points to end at 432.0 and Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ) was up 2.37% or 75.0 points to 3240.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ), which lost 5.75% or 194.0 points to trade at 3182.0 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) declined 4.47% or 185.0 points to end at 3955.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) shed 4.14% or 250.0 points to 5789.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2318 to 1173 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.25 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.14% or 0.08 to $57.15 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $64.55 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 4.05 to trade at $1392.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.17% to 107.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.32% to 121.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.088.

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