Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.07%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.07%
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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 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which rose 4.34% or 308.0 points to trade at 7400.0 at the close. Subaru Corp (T: 7270 ) added 2.64% or 70.5 points to end at 2740.5 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) was up 2.50% or 118.0 points to 4832.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 3.29% or 120.0 points to trade at 3525.0 in late trade. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) declined 3.09% or 87.0 points to end at 2732.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 3.08% or 120.0 points to 3770.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2173 to 1389 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.36.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.67% or 0.39 to $58.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.61% or 0.39 to hit $64.39 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 1.05 to trade at $1552.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 109.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 122.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.985.

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