Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.71%
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 gained 0.71%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ), which rose 5.29% or 175.0 points to trade at 3485.0 at the close. JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) added 5.24% or 72.0 points to end at 1447.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) was up 4.84% or 103.0 points to 2233.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 2.25% or 21.0 points to trade at 913.0 in late trade. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) declined 1.56% or 10.0 points to end at 632.0 and NTT Docomo, Inc. (T: 9437 ) shed 1.33% or 40.0 points to 2974.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2012 to 1511 and 246 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.45 a new 1-month high.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.26% or 0.15 to $58.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $62.93 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.75 to trade at $1480.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 108.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 120.67.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 97.500.
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