Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.67%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.67%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which rose 7.83% or 35.0 points to trade at 482.0 at the close. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) added 7.04% or 64.0 points to end at 973.0 and Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) was up 5.65% or 1485.0 points to 27785.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ), which lost 4.93% or 174.0 points to trade at 3354.0 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) declined 3.30% or 164.0 points to end at 4805.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) shed 2.50% or 107.0 points to 4168.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2308 to 1239 and 217 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.47% or 0.30 to $63.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.50% or 0.33 to hit $66.51 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 7.00 to trade at $1790.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 106.02, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 129.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 90.037.

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