Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.70%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.70%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Transportation Equipment and Electrical/Machinery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (TYO: 4755 ), which rose 4.58% or 30.00 points to trade at 685.00 at the close. Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (TYO: 8253 ) added 3.34% or 58.00 points to end at 1,796.00 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4523 ) was up 2.92% or 221.00 points to 7,790.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeon Co., Ltd. (TYO: 8267 ), which lost 2.60% or 71.50 points to trade at 2,681.50 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (TYO: 3103 ) declined 2.10% or 6.00 points to end at 280.00 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO: 7211 ) shed 1.69% or 9.00 points to 522.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2398 to 1053 and 303 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.32% to 23.46.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.06% or 0.05 to $87.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.13% or 0.12 to hit $93.49 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.65% or 11.25 to trade at $1,732.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 144.60, while EUR/JPY rose 0.31% to 143.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 110.88.

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