Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.21%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.21%
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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 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which rose 12.63% or 590.0 points to trade at 5260.0 at the close. Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) added 7.88% or 41.0 points to end at 561.0 and Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ) was up 6.52% or 446.0 points to 7285.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which lost 8.38% or 234.0 points to trade at 2560.0 in late trade. Kyocera Corp. (T: 6971 ) declined 5.48% or 393.0 points to end at 6772.0 and Central Japan Railway Co. (T: 9022 ) shed 4.42% or 715.0 points to 15445.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2391 to 1134 and 209 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.89.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.19% or 0.12 to $63.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.15% or 0.10 to hit $65.97 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.70% or 12.45 to trade at $1766.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 108.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 131.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 91.070.

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