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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.01%

Published 2020/04/03, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.01%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T:4061), which rose 24.03% or 500.0 points to trade at 2581.0 at the close. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901) added 6.25% or 339.0 points to end at 5764.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was up 4.44% or 77.0 points to 1811.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Subaru Corp (T:7270), which lost 8.22% or 153.5 points to trade at 1715.0 in late trade. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:3086) declined 7.75% or 62.0 points to end at 738.0 and Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T:8252) shed 5.83% or 97.0 points to 1566.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2849 to 787 and 137 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 50.28.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.34% or 0.34 to $24.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 2.81% or 0.84 to hit $30.78 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 6.05 to trade at $1631.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 108.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.27% to 116.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 100.713.

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