Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.34%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.34%
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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 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ), which rose 3.65% or 180.0 points to trade at 5110.0 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) added 3.49% or 79.0 points to end at 2340.0 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) was up 3.40% or 192.0 points to 5839.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 7.02% or 755.0 points to trade at 10000.0 in late trade. NH Foods Ltd (T: 2282 ) declined 3.54% or 160.0 points to end at 4365.0 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) shed 2.44% or 11.0 points to 440.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1751 to 1699 and 291 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.73.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.53% or 0.37 to $69.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.55% or 0.40 to hit $71.82 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.77% or 14.55 to trade at $1880.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 109.52, while EUR/JPY fell 0.23% to 133.18.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 90.257.

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