Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ), which rose 7.61% or 96.0 points to trade at 1357.0 at the close. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) added 4.88% or 45.6 points to end at 980.5 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) was up 4.42% or 600.0 points to 14185.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ), which lost 4.09% or 117.0 points to trade at 2743.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 3.40% or 340.0 points to end at 9657.0 and Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) shed 2.88% or 9.0 points to 303.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2445 to 1050 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.84.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.83% or 0.34 to $41.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.79% or 0.34 to hit $43.64 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 9.85 to trade at $1959.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 104.58, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 123.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 92.873.

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