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 added 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ), which rose 6.56% or 146.0 points to trade at 2370.0 at the close. Bridgestone Corp. (T: 5108 ) added 6.01% or 205.0 points to end at 3618.0 and The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ) was up 4.94% or 75.0 points to 1592.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ), which lost 16.78% or 615.0 points to trade at 3050.0 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) declined 3.09% or 23.0 points to end at 722.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) shed 2.74% or 800.0 points to 28450.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1767 to 1709 and 233 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.03.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.54% or 0.22 to $40.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.54% or 0.23 to hit $42.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.65 to trade at $1909.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 104.75, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 123.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 92.938.

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