Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.04%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.04%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.04% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (TYO: 6952 ), which rose 3.95% or 50.00 points to trade at 1,316.00 at the close. Inpex Corp. (TYO: 1605 ) added 3.26% or 57.00 points to end at 1,807.00 and Yamaha Corp. (TYO: 7951 ) was up 3.19% or 180.00 points to 5,830.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ), which lost 11.13% or 1,160.00 points to trade at 9,260.00 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (TYO: 9104 ) declined 7.74% or 270.00 points to end at 3,220.00 and Nippon Yusen K.K (TYO: 9101 ) shed 6.99% or 740.00 points to 9,850.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1845 to 1649 and 277 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.15% to 19.44.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.29% or 0.36 to $121.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.19% or 0.24 to hit $123.34 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.90 to trade at $1,853.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.47% to 133.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.48% to 143.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 102.56.

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