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

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining, Marine Transport and Shipbuilding

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining, Marine Transport and Shipbuilding sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.18%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T:3863), which rose 3.75% or 77.0 points to trade at 2129.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Haseko Corp (T:1808) added 1.77% or 24.00 points to end at 1379.00 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:7004) was up 1.71% or 6.0 points to 357.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which fell 4.88% or 81.0 points to trade at 1580.0 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T:9062) declined 4.86% or 340.0 points to end at 6650.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was down 3.26% or 97.0 points to 2876.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1951 to 1479 and 263 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.04% to 17.57.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.26% or 0.15 to $57.11 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.13% or 0.09 to hit $67.16 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.45 to trade at $1329.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 110.73, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 125.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 96.412.