Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.47%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.47%
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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 rose 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 3.48% or 200.0 points to trade at 5940.0 at the close. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) added 3.44% or 59.0 points to end at 1776.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) was up 3.41% or 59.0 points to 1790.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. (T: 4272 ), which lost 9.94% or 104.0 points to trade at 942.0 in late trade. Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) declined 4.71% or 16.0 points to end at 324.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) shed 3.60% or 29.0 points to 776.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1875 to 1604 and 207 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.84% or 0.36 to $43.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.81% or 0.37 to hit $45.95 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.80% or 15.85 to trade at $1963.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 106.08, while EUR/JPY fell 0.25% to 125.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 92.618.

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