Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.12%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.12%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which rose 5.73% or 65.0 points to trade at 1200.0 at the close. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) added 5.52% or 32.0 points to end at 612.0 and Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ) was up 4.51% or 210.0 points to 4870.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included East Japan Railway Co. (T: 9020 ), which lost 2.12% or 164.0 points to trade at 7575.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 2.09% or 64.0 points to end at 3001.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) shed 2.03% or 153.0 points to 7379.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2695 to 883 and 165 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 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.07% or 0.04 to $59.37 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $62.80 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.50 to trade at $1741.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 109.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 130.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.380.

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