Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%
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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 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ), which rose 9.92% or 96.0 points to trade at 1064.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 4.77% or 250.0 points to end at 5490.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) was up 4.36% or 230.0 points to 5500.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Obayashi Corp. (T: 1802 ), which lost 4.92% or 55.0 points to trade at 1063.0 in late trade. Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ) declined 4.36% or 42.0 points to end at 921.0 and Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ) shed 3.80% or 160.0 points to 4045.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1758 to 1748 and 183 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.87 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 2.26% or 0.88 to $38.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.80% or 0.74 to hit $40.44 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 3.30 to trade at $1725.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.36% to 107.33, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 121.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.183.

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