Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.59%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.59%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which rose 17.09% or 347.0 points to trade at 2377.0 at the close. Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ) added 8.11% or 145.0 points to end at 1932.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) was up 6.93% or 189.0 points to 2917.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ), which lost 3.94% or 194.0 points to trade at 4725.0 in late trade. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) declined 3.83% or 291.0 points to end at 7298.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) shed 2.76% or 78.0 points to 2753.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2068 to 1444 and 231 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.87.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.23% or 0.19 to $81.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.13% or 0.11 to hit $82.75 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.41% or 7.55 to trade at $1855.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 114.01, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 130.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 94.938.

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