Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.71%

  • Investing.com
  • Stock Market News
Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.71%
Credit: © Reuters.

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ), which rose 3.82% or 230.0 points to trade at 6250.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 3.21% or 57.0 points to end at 1830.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 3.08% or 83.0 points to 2779.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which lost 1.74% or 65.0 points to trade at 3665.0 in late trade. Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T: 8802 ) declined 1.71% or 38.0 points to end at 2185.5 and Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) shed 1.62% or 100.0 points to 6060.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1832 to 1730 and 214 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.88.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.08% or 0.58 to $54.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.07% or 0.63 to hit $59.44 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 2.25 to trade at $1567.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 109.08, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 120.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.890.

Drop an image here or Supported formats: *.jpg, *.png, *.gif up to 5mb

Error: File type not supported

Drop an image here or

100