Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , Marine Transport and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ), which rose 9.51% or 135.0 points to trade at 1554.0 at the close. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) added 5.45% or 690.0 points to end at 13350.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) was up 2.92% or 21.0 points to 741.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 12.96% or 550.0 points to trade at 3695.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) declined 10.80% or 168.0 points to end at 1388.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 7.91% or 155.0 points to 1804.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1810 to 1620 and 256 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 19.95% to 26.15.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.20% or 0.13 to $66.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.92% or 0.70 to hit $75.74 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.40 to trade at $1233.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 112.50, while EUR/JPY fell 0.41% to 128.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 96.03.

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