Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%
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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 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 9.52% or 28.0 points to trade at 322.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T: 8802 ) added 3.76% or 78.0 points to end at 2154.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) was up 2.61% or 120.0 points to 4725.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which lost 3.68% or 44.0 points to trade at 1152.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 2.87% or 57.0 points to end at 1929.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) shed 2.57% or 126.0 points to 4780.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2517 to 1055 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 15.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.54% or 0.30 to $55.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.60% or 0.37 to hit $62.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 6.15 to trade at $1559.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 109.55, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 120.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.555.

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