Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.01%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.01%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ), which rose 24.03% or 500.0 points to trade at 2581.0 at the close. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ) added 6.25% or 339.0 points to end at 5764.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) was up 4.44% or 77.0 points to 1811.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Subaru Corp (T: 7270 ), which lost 8.22% or 153.5 points to trade at 1715.0 in late trade. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) declined 7.75% or 62.0 points to end at 738.0 and Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) shed 5.83% or 97.0 points to 1566.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2849 to 787 and 137 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 50.28.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.34% or 0.34 to $24.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 2.81% or 0.84 to hit $30.78 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 6.05 to trade at $1631.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 108.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.27% to 116.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 100.713.

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