Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.80%
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 1.80%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which rose 8.00% or 115.0 points to trade at 1553.0 at the close. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) added 7.07% or 328.0 points to end at 4967.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) was up 6.97% or 48.0 points to 737.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 4.10% or 57.0 points to trade at 1332.0 in late trade. Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) declined 3.74% or 18.9 points to end at 486.1 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) shed 3.43% or 97.0 points to 2735.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2470 to 1096 and 194 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.83.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.37% or 0.24 to $65.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.46% or 0.32 to hit $69.28 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 8.35 to trade at $1792.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 109.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 131.44.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 91.162.
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