Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.25%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.25%
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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 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which rose 11.78% or 585.0 points to trade at 5550.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 9.48% or 620.0 points to end at 7160.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 7.03% or 360.0 points to 5480.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ), which lost 6.41% or 76.0 points to trade at 1110.0 in late trade. Panasonic Corp (T: 6752 ) declined 6.20% or 92.0 points to end at 1392.5 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) shed 5.42% or 67.5 points to 1179.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1876 to 1590 and 249 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.04.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.27% or 0.22 to $83.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.29% or 0.24 to hit $83.90 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 5.15 to trade at $1797.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 113.56, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 132.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 93.373.

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