Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.41%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.41%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ), which rose 11.40% or 298.0 points to trade at 2912.0 at the close. NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ) added 7.06% or 55.0 points to end at 834.0 and IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) was up 5.95% or 89.0 points to 1586.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 7.79% or 83.0 points to trade at 983.0 in late trade. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) declined 5.29% or 519.0 points to end at 9292.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) shed 4.22% or 140.0 points to 3180.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2371 to 1147 and 170 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.30.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.72% or 0.30 to $41.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.81% or 0.36 to hit $44.86 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.52% or 10.10 to trade at $1936.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 106.77, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 125.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.703.

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