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 declined 0.35%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (TYO:), which rose 4.64% or 123.00 points to trade at 2,775.00 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:) added 4.40% or 22.00 points to end at 522.00 and CyberAgent Inc (TYO:) was up 3.94% or 51.00 points to 1,345.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:), which lost 2.96% or 90.00 points to trade at 2,955.00 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (TYO:) declined 2.74% or 125.00 points to end at 4,430.00 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:) shed 2.10% or 13.00 points to 606.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1972 to 1510 and 341 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.39% to 17.15 a new 52-week low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.69% or 0.54 to $78.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.48% or 0.41 to hit $85.75 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.75 to trade at $1,754.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 138.68, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 144.35.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 105.70.