Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.27%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.27%
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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 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ), which rose 6.53% or 68.0 points to trade at 1110.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 5.07% or 26.0 points to end at 539.0 and Sony Corp (T: 6758 ) was up 3.66% or 400.0 points to 11340.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ), which lost 2.91% or 35.0 points to trade at 1166.0 in late trade. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) declined 2.11% or 1010.0 points to end at 46930.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) shed 1.83% or 100.0 points to 5360.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2649 to 884 and 225 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.00 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.16% or 0.12 to $75.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.30% or 0.23 to hit $75.61 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.80 to trade at $1776.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 111.59, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 131.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.677.

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