Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.16%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.16%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Power , Transport and Chemical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 6.78% or 40.0 points to trade at 630.0 at the close. Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 4.71% or 421.0 points to end at 9362.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) was up 4.45% or 70.0 points to 1643.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ), which lost 8.45% or 275.0 points to trade at 2980.0 in late trade. Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ) declined 5.69% or 99.0 points to end at 1641.0 and Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ) shed 5.19% or 290.0 points to 5302.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2261 to 1250 and 171 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 14.03% to 22.35.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.43% or 0.24 to $55.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $65.40 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1201.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 113.87, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 128.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 97.07.

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