Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.78%
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 added 1.78% to hit a new 3-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ), which rose 8.58% or 191.0 points to trade at 2416.0 at the close. TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) added 5.44% or 230.0 points to end at 4460.0 and Secom Co., Ltd. (T: 9735 ) was up 5.25% or 504.0 points to 10105.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ), which lost 6.50% or 120.0 points to trade at 1725.0 in late trade. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T: 3405 ) declined 5.58% or 66.0 points to end at 1117.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) shed 3.75% or 31.0 points to 796.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2414 to 1079 and 199 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.30.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.37% or 0.16 to $42.51 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.40% or 0.18 to hit $45.25 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.64% or 12.50 to trade at $1936.50 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 106.70, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 126.18.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 93.160.
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