Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%
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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 added 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ), which rose 5.27% or 104.5 points to trade at 2087.5 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 4.64% or 297.0 points to end at 6704.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) was up 4.46% or 250.0 points to 5850.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ), which lost 4.21% or 30.0 points to trade at 683.0 in late trade. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) declined 4.18% or 43.0 points to end at 985.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 4.04% or 51.0 points to 1212.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2166 to 1287 and 224 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.43 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 2.35% or 0.90 to $39.18 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 2.07% or 0.84 to hit $41.37 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.41% or 8.15 to trade at $1974.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 105.36, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 124.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 93.023.

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