Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%
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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 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which rose 7.75% or 155.0 points to trade at 2154.0 at the close. Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ) added 5.83% or 285.0 points to end at 5170.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) was up 5.01% or 98.0 points to 2054.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 7.14% or 510.0 points to trade at 6630.0 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) declined 2.76% or 220.0 points to end at 7760.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) shed 2.27% or 150.0 points to 6460.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2077 to 1425 and 276 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.78.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.47% or 1.04 to $69.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.23% or 0.91 to hit $72.79 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 4.45 to trade at $1767.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 113.68, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 128.10.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.440.

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