Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.11%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.11%
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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 rose 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which rose 3.06% or 25.0 points to trade at 841.0 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) added 2.99% or 200.0 points to end at 6900.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) was up 2.69% or 120.0 points to 4580.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which lost 5.72% or 57.0 points to trade at 940.0 in late trade. Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) declined 5.52% or 16.0 points to end at 274.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) shed 5.12% or 20.0 points to 371.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2136 to 1342 and 212 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.00 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.55% or 0.22 to $39.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.47% or 0.20 to hit $42.25 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.90 to trade at $1897.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 105.44, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 123.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 93.648.

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