Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%
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 rose 0.10% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Komatsu Ltd. (T: 6301 ), which rose 5.64% or 154.5 points to trade at 2893.5 at the close. NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ) added 5.56% or 42.0 points to end at 798.0 and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ) was up 5.07% or 56.0 points to 1161.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ), which lost 7.14% or 588.0 points to trade at 7644.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 3.61% or 107.5 points to end at 2873.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) shed 3.58% or 24.0 points to 646.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2117 to 1475 and 213 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.63.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.10% or 0.08 to $77.07 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.11% or 0.09 to hit $80.09 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.80 to trade at $1815.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 115.99, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 131.06.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 96.188.
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