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On Friday, Japan equities slumped after the close because losses in the Power, Retail as well as Steel sectors put pressure on stocks.
The Nikkei 225 went down 0.03%.
On the Nikkei 225 the best performers were Meidensha Corp., Credit Saison Co. and Toshiba Corp. They rallied respectively 4.88%, 4.43% and 3.61%.
On the contrary, losers were represented by such benchmarks as Yamato Holdings Co, Tokyo Gas Co. and Familymart Ltd. They slumped respectively 6.87%, 3.02% and 2.47%.
Sagging shares outnumbered advancing equities on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1706 to 1529, while 254 didn’t change.
Equities in Meidensha Corp. reached 52-week maximums, soaring 4.88% and getting to 430.0. Besides this, stocks in Credit Saison Co., Ltd. edged up to 52-week maximum, gaining 4.43% trading at 2335.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, estimating the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, gained 3.12% being worth 14.56.
The currency pair USD/JPY jumped 0.12% trading at 112.43, and EUR/JPY inched up 0.23% trading at 132.67.
The US Dollar Index Futures didn’t change sticking to 92.95.
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