Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.33%
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 rose 0.33%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which rose 16.30% or 90.0 points to trade at 642.0 at the close. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) added 8.44% or 89.0 points to end at 1143.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) was up 7.41% or 440.0 points to 6380.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ), which lost 10.61% or 80.0 points to trade at 674.0 in late trade. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) declined 5.84% or 159.0 points to end at 2563.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) shed 5.58% or 34.0 points to 575.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1829 to 1647 and 260 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.85.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.59% or 0.41 to $69.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.56% or 0.40 to hit $71.69 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 6.25 to trade at $1802.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 109.74, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 129.77.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 92.312.
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