Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.51%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.51%
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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 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NGK Insulators, Ltd. (T: 5333 ), which rose 8.91% or 128.0 points to trade at 1565.0 at the close. The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ) added 7.55% or 123.0 points to end at 1752.0 and Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) was up 7.42% or 480.0 points to 6950.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ), which lost 3.58% or 201.0 points to trade at 5418.0 in late trade. Central Japan Railway Co. (T: 9022 ) declined 3.56% or 575.0 points to end at 15590.0 and East Japan Railway Co. (T: 9020 ) shed 2.85% or 197.0 points to 6710.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2547 to 960 and 209 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.37% or 0.15 to $40.46 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.52% or 0.22 to hit $42.16 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.02% or 0.45 to trade at $1877.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 105.36, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 123.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 94.270.

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