Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.34%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.34%
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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 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 4.98% or 450.0 points to trade at 9480.0 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) added 4.40% or 2140.0 points to end at 50750.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ) was up 2.46% or 80.0 points to 3335.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 8.84% or 310.0 points to trade at 3195.0 in late trade. Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) declined 4.40% or 30.5 points to end at 663.1 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) shed 4.05% or 87.0 points to 2060.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1829 to 1641 and 278 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.23.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.04% or 0.03 to $82.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.12% or 0.10 to hit $84.51 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.59% or 10.55 to trade at $1792.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 114.03, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 132.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 93.612.

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