Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Shipbuilding and Transport sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.45%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5201 ), which rose 9.13% or 76.0 points to trade at 908.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 6.96% or 490.0 points to end at 7534.9 and Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) was up 6.02% or 5.0 points to 88.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ), which lost 7.76% or 138.0 points to trade at 1641.0 in late trade. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) declined 7.18% or 13.0 points to end at 168.0 and Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T: 3405 ) shed 7.07% or 126.0 points to 1655.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1988 to 987 and 340 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.15% to 19.36.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.84% or 0.44 to $51.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.49% or 0.27 to hit $54.78 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.26% or 3.25 to trade at $1232.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 112.39, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 119.93.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 100.47.
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