Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.58%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.58%

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 1.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sony Corp (T: 6758 ), which rose 4.72% or 550.0 points to trade at 12200.0 at the close. Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) added 4.57% or 430.0 points to end at 9840.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 4.50% or 240.0 points to 5570.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which lost 3.42% or 69.0 points to trade at 1951.0 in late trade. Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (T: 9503 ) declined 3.01% or 35.0 points to end at 1129.0 and Marubeni Corp. (T: 8002 ) shed 2.45% or 22.3 points to 889.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2081 to 1440 and 216 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.04.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 3.62% or 2.14 to $61.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $64.67 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.87% or 14.85 to trade at $1730.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 110.53, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 130.18.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 92.903.

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