Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ), which rose 5.57% or 170.0 points to trade at 3220.0 at the close. Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) added 3.70% or 125.0 points to end at 3505.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) was up 3.24% or 23.0 points to 732.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T: 8331 ), which lost 3.82% or 20.0 points to trade at 504.0 in late trade. Aozora Bank, Ltd. (T: 8304 ) declined 3.62% or 98.0 points to end at 2612.0 and Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) shed 3.55% or 72.5 points to 1968.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1917 to 1665 and 187 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.80.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.57% or 0.27 to $47.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.37% or 0.19 to hit $52.05 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 6.45 to trade at $1637.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.40% to 107.55, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 119.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.297.

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