Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.06%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ), which rose 3.58% or 68.0 points to trade at 1966.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 2.67% or 240.0 points to end at 9220.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) was up 2.67% or 240.0 points to 9240.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ), which lost 3.58% or 76.0 points to trade at 2049.0 in late trade. Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) declined 2.73% or 194.0 points to end at 6912.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) shed 2.73% or 16.0 points to 571.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2231 to 1262 and 248 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.86.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.85% or 0.58 to $67.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.69% or 0.49 to hit $70.79 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.85 to trade at $1787.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 110.21, while EUR/JPY rose 0.20% to 129.71.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.907.
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