Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.33%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.33%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.33% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ), which rose 4.19% or 350.0 points to trade at 8700.0 at the close. TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) added 2.79% or 170.0 points to end at 6270.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ) was up 2.73% or 48.0 points to 1804.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ), which lost 13.36% or 803.0 points to trade at 5208.0 in late trade. East Japan Railway Co. (T: 9020 ) declined 6.90% or 512.0 points to end at 6908.0 and Central Japan Railway Co. (T: 9022 ) shed 4.33% or 700.0 points to 15450.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2094 to 1405 and 251 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.16.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.06% or 0.04 to $68.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $71.56 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.55 to trade at $1816.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 110.06, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 130.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.433.

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