Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.47%
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 gained 0.47%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ), which rose 5.14% or 136.0 points to trade at 2782.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 4.05% or 310.0 points to end at 7960.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) was up 3.70% or 149.0 points to 4171.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which lost 2.78% or 1770.0 points to trade at 61990.0 in late trade. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) declined 2.35% or 35.5 points to end at 1473.0 and Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) shed 1.92% or 24.0 points to 1229.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1801 to 1758 and 228 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.77.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.07% or 0.04 to $59.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $65.36 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.35 to trade at $1551.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 109.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 121.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.150.
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