Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.28%

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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 1.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 8.07% or 4770.0 points to trade at 63910.0 at the close. Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.88% or 240.0 points to end at 5161.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:) was up 1.39% or 130.0 points to 9500.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T:), which lost 16.99% or 609.0 points to trade at 2976.0 in late trade. Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T:) declined 5.68% or 310.0 points to end at 5150.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:) shed 5.14% or 340.0 points to 6280.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2661 to 914 and 208 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.39% to 19.70.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $82.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.25% or 0.21 to hit $84.68 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 5.65 to trade at $1827.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.39% to 113.73, while EUR/JPY fell 0.28% to 130.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 94.725.

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