Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Mining , Shipbuilding and Glass sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which rose 6.01% or 42.5 points to trade at 749.4 at the close. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ) added 3.75% or 130.0 points to end at 3600.0 and Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) was up 3.53% or 105.0 points to 3080.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 8.35% or 710.0 points to trade at 7790.0 in late trade. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) declined 4.03% or 490.0 points to end at 11660.0 and TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) shed 3.02% or 160.0 points to 5140.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2040 to 1301 and 216 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.80% to 19.89 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.19% or 0.14 to $73.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.50% or 0.39 to hit $78.00 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.40 to trade at $1251.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.23% to 110.74, while EUR/JPY rose 0.91% to 128.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 94.50.

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