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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.00%

Published 2021/12/03, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.00%
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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 gained 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which rose 12.87% or 700.0 points to trade at 6140.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T:7013) added 6.03% or 129.0 points to end at 2269.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) was up 5.63% or 200.0 points to 3750.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901), which lost 1.51% or 135.0 points to trade at 8794.0 in late trade. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:7004) declined 0.92% or 8.0 points to end at 859.0 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:4507) shed 0.78% or 60.0 points to 7599.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3132 to 498 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.94.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 2.17% or 1.44 to $67.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 2.08% or 1.45 to hit $71.12 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 8.65 to trade at $1771.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 113.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 127.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.285.

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