Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.33%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.33%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Communication and Glass sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ), which rose 12.56% or 415.0 points to trade at 3720.0 at the close. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) added 8.09% or 149.0 points to end at 1990.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) was up 6.20% or 131.0 points to 2243.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 6.39% or 204.0 points to trade at 2986.0 in late trade. GS Yuasa Corp. (T: 6674 ) declined 5.82% or 31.0 points to end at 502.0 and Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) shed 4.89% or 130.0 points to 2530.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2458 to 953 and 201 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.92% to 14.32 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.22% or 0.15 to $66.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.10% or 0.07 to hit $72.00 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.38% or 4.60 to trade at $1215.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.22% to 110.84, while EUR/JPY fell 0.87% to 126.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 95.94.

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