Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Precision Instruments , Steel and Electrical/Machinery sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which rose 5.20% or 62.0 points to trade at 1254.0 at the close. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) added 5.13% or 48.0 points to end at 983.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 4.28% or 10.0 points to 243.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ), which lost 4.75% or 114.0 points to trade at 2287.0 in late trade. Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) declined 2.68% or 53.0 points to end at 1925.0 and Minebea Co., Ltd. (T: 6479 ) shed 2.68% or 28.0 points to 1017.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 981 to 899 and 176 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.43% to 24.01.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.81% or 0.35 to $43.51 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.75% or 0.34 to hit $45.79 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.21% or 2.75 to trade at $1314.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.36% to 103.59, while EUR/JPY rose 0.33% to 115.96.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.06% at 95.72.

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