Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.54%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.54%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Electrical/Machinery , Precision Instruments and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9983 ), which rose 8.70% or 6,100.00 points to trade at 76,230.00 at the close. Hino Motors, Ltd. (TYO: 7205 ) added 3.69% or 26.00 points to end at 731.00 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4507 ) was up 3.54% or 255.00 points to 7,457.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Concordia Financial Group Ltd (TYO: 7186 ), which lost 3.85% or 17.00 points to trade at 425.00 in late trade. JGC Corp. (TYO: 1963 ) declined 3.59% or 60.00 points to end at 1,610.00 and Chiba Bank Ltd (TYO: 8331 ) shed 3.19% or 23.00 points to 698.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2173 to 1334 and 255 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.37% to 21.78.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.29% or 0.28 to $96.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.66% or 0.65 to hit $99.75 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.65 to trade at $1,702.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 138.76, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 139.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 108.40.

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