Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Transport , Services and Non-Metal Minerals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 5.83% or 38.0 points to trade at 690.0 at the close. Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ) added 5.05% or 10.0 points to end at 208.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) was up 4.34% or 121.0 points to 2907.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which lost 4.56% or 1650.0 points to trade at 34570.0 in late trade. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) declined 4.50% or 10.9 points to end at 231.3 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 2.59% or 200.0 points to 7515.1.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1895 to 1283 and 291 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.69% to 13.33.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.13% or 0.06 to $46.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $48.39 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.54 to trade at $1217.84 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 113.28, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 129.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.48.

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