Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.39%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.39%
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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 added 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ), which rose 5.14% or 190.0 points to trade at 3885.0 at the close. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) added 4.39% or 82.0 points to end at 1950.0 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) was up 4.22% or 91.0 points to 2248.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ), which lost 7.96% or 330.0 points to trade at 3815.0 in late trade. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) declined 4.13% or 3670.0 points to end at 85100.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 2.86% or 63.0 points to 2139.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2263 to 1228 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.34.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.32% or 0.22 to $69.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.29% or 0.21 to hit $71.56 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 10.65 to trade at $1899.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 109.77, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 133.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 90.065.

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