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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%

Published 2022/02/04, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Konami Corp. (T:9766), which rose 11.71% or 720.0 points to trade at 6870.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) added 9.65% or 600.0 points to end at 6820.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) was up 7.25% or 25.0 points to 370.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5202), which lost 8.02% or 41.0 points to trade at 470.0 in late trade. Kao Corp. (T:4452) declined 6.35% or 364.0 points to end at 5366.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T:5801) shed 5.34% or 125.0 points to 2218.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2325 to 1216 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.82.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.50% or 0.45 to $90.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.36% or 0.33 to hit $91.44 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.30 to trade at $1808.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 114.99, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 131.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.265.

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