Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking , Steel and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.86% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which rose 5.83% or 182.5 points to trade at 3315.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) added 5.53% or 310.0 points to end at 5920.0 and JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) was up 5.28% or 44.0 points to 877.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ), which lost 3.72% or 180.0 points to trade at 4655.0 in late trade. Kao Corp. (T: 4452 ) declined 3.64% or 327.0 points to end at 8645.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) shed 3.11% or 330.0 points to 10270.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2507 to 947 and 187 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.90% to 16.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.65% or 0.46 to $70.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.83% or 0.65 to hit $79.35 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.50 to trade at $1212.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 112.70, while EUR/JPY rose 0.31% to 132.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.51.

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