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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%

Stock MarketsFeb 14, 2020 07:35
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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 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T:3436), which rose 6.86% or 123.0 points to trade at 1916.0 at the close. DIC Corp (T:4631) added 6.18% or 182.0 points to end at 3125.0 and JGC Corp. (T:1963) was up 4.06% or 62.0 points to 1590.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:7201), which lost 9.64% or 54.8 points to trade at 513.7 in late trade. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:1925) declined 6.24% or 222.0 points to end at 3334.0 and Ebara Corp. (T:6361) shed 6.15% or 191.0 points to 2914.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2496 to 1093 and 190 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.25% or 0.13 to $51.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.20% or 0.11 to hit $56.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.95 to trade at $1577.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 109.81, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 119.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 98.987.

Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%
 

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