Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%
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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 0.40% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ), which rose 16.72% or 150.0 points to trade at 1047.0 at the close. Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) added 6.65% or 94.0 points to end at 1507.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) was up 4.50% or 90.0 points to 2090.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ), which lost 2.63% or 66.5 points to trade at 2458.5 in late trade. Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ) declined 2.49% or 50.0 points to end at 1960.0 and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9532 ) shed 2.38% or 51.0 points to 2091.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2358 to 1148 and 208 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.44.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.99% or 0.91 to $44.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.38% or 0.18 to hit $47.61 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.01% or 0.25 to trade at $1805.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.18% to 104.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 124.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.935.

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