Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.18% to hit a new 6-months low.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:1925), which rose 5.09% or 156.0 points to trade at 3223.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nomura Holdings Inc (T:8604) added 4.93% or 18.0 points to end at 383.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) was up 4.20% or 240.0 points to 5950.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:6098), which fell 3.12% or 110.0 points to trade at 3412.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T:7013) declined 2.79% or 56.0 points to end at 1952.0 and NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T:8630) was down 2.17% or 91.0 points to 4108.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1813 to 1632 and 263 ended unchanged.

Shares in IHI Corp. (T:7013) fell to 3-years lows; losing 2.79% or 56.0 to 1952.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 21.36.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.34% or 0.73 to $55.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.27% or 0.74 to hit $58.97 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.38% or 5.85 to trade at $1525.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 106.22, while EUR/JPY fell 0.00% to 117.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 98.083.

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