Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.00%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.00%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which rose 2.73% or 23.0 points to trade at 865.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 2.71% or 12.0 points to end at 454.0 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) was up 2.65% or 80.0 points to 3095.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which lost 3.15% or 26.0 points to trade at 800.0 in late trade. West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) declined 2.74% or 179.0 points to end at 6353.0 and ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) shed 2.67% or 74.0 points to 2692.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1921 to 1559 and 252 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.14.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.51% or 0.37 to $73.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.45% or 0.34 to hit $75.53 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 8.15 to trade at $1775.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 110.88, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 132.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.757.

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