Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%
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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 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which rose 3.84% or 168.0 points to trade at 4539.0 at the close. NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ) added 3.59% or 32.0 points to end at 924.0 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) was up 3.42% or 30.0 points to 906.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which lost 2.94% or 79.5 points to trade at 2628.5 in late trade. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) declined 1.84% or 70.0 points to end at 3725.0 and Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) shed 1.67% or 32.0 points to 1887.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2586 to 939 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.62.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $67.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $69.39 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.17% or 3.15 to trade at $1808.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 110.05, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 129.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 93.188.

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