Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.55%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.55%
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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 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ), which rose 7.13% or 1655.0 points to trade at 24860.0 at the close. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) added 2.96% or 31.0 points to end at 1078.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ) was up 2.77% or 45.0 points to 1672.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which lost 3.59% or 46.0 points to trade at 1234.0 in late trade. DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) declined 3.51% or 51.0 points to end at 1403.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) shed 3.31% or 14.0 points to 409.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1957 to 1511 and 191 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 33.05.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 2.34% or 0.91 to $39.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 2.00% or 0.83 to hit $42.34 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 8.50 to trade at $1739.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 106.95, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 119.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.403.

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