Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Transportation Equipment , Transport and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which rose 8.38% or 290.00 points to trade at 3,750.00 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) added 8.09% or 220.00 points to end at 2,940.00 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) was up 5.80% or 190.00 points to 3,465.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ), which lost 2.89% or 67.00 points to trade at 2,252.00 in late trade. JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) declined 2.85% or 27.00 points to end at 920.00 and Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) shed 2.78% or 135.00 points to 4,725.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2360 to 1201 and 228 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.02% to 27.05.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 2.02% or 2.08 to $105.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.53% or 1.63 to hit $108.27 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.45% or 8.65 to trade at $1,934.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 118.93, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 131.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 98.14.

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