Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%

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 gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ), which rose 3.85% or 79.0 points to trade at 2133.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 3.84% or 48.0 points to end at 1298.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) was up 3.79% or 49.5 points to 1356.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 5.45% or 109.0 points to trade at 1890.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 2.51% or 175.0 points to end at 6810.0 and The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ) shed 2.42% or 34.5 points to 1393.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2195 to 1347 and 212 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.61.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.39% or 0.22 to $56.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.35% or 0.22 to hit $62.17 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.10% or 1.45 to trade at $1513.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 107.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 117.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 98.655.

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