Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.93%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.93%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Transport , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Food sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.93%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 5.05% or 53.0 points to trade at 1103.0 at the close. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) added 4.68% or 69.5 points to end at 1555.5 and Panasonic Corp. (T: 6752 ) was up 3.68% or 35.1 points to 990.1 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ), which lost 2.82% or 46.0 points to trade at 1586.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) declined 2.69% or 31.5 points to end at 1138.0 and Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) shed 2.57% or 23.0 points to 871.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1269 to 577 and 151 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.68% to 26.23.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.18% or 0.09 to $50.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $51.45 a barrel, while the August Gold contract rose 0.44% or 5.50 to trade at $1252.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 107.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 121.78.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.12% at 93.73.

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