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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