Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.39%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.39%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Fishery , Banking and Glass sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which rose 9.35% or 113.0 points to trade at 1322.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) added 9.24% or 72.5 points to end at 857.5 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) was up 7.86% or 126.0 points to 1729.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ), which lost 14.80% or 324.0 points to trade at 1865.0 in late trade. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) declined 9.83% or 525.0 points to end at 4815.0 and Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (T: 3105 ) shed 7.34% or 117.0 points to 1478.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1679 to 1646 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.61% to 14.95.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.67% or 0.48 to $71.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.62% or 0.48 to hit $77.69 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1313.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 109.88, while EUR/JPY rose 0.31% to 130.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 92.87.

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