Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%
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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 added 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ), which rose 3.82% or 69.0 points to trade at 1874.5 at the close. Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) added 3.80% or 17.0 points to end at 464.0 and NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) was up 3.66% or 200.0 points to 5660.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which lost 2.94% or 160.0 points to trade at 5290.0 in late trade. Sony Corp (T: 6758 ) declined 2.76% or 242.0 points to end at 8526.0 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) shed 2.21% or 80.0 points to 3545.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1964 to 1512 and 218 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.09.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.60% or 0.26 to $42.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.70% or 0.32 to hit $45.14 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.78% or 15.70 to trade at $1997.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 105.52, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 125.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 92.323.

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