Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%
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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 added 0.03% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 5.83% or 106.0 points to trade at 1923.0 at the close. West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) added 4.66% or 233.0 points to end at 5233.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 4.61% or 130.0 points to 2952.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ), which lost 5.35% or 77.0 points to trade at 1363.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 3.89% or 142.0 points to end at 3511.0 and TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) shed 3.61% or 220.0 points to 5880.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1863 to 1642 and 206 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.13.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.18% or 0.08 to $45.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $48.25 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.59% or 10.75 to trade at $1840.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 104.38, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 126.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 90.942.

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