Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 12.71% or 244.0 points to trade at 2164.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 7.45% or 250.0 points to end at 3605.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) was up 7.30% or 230.0 points to 3380.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which lost 4.04% or 46.0 points to trade at 1094.0 in late trade. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) declined 4.03% or 64.0 points to end at 1524.0 and Bridgestone Corp. (T: 5108 ) shed 2.57% or 115.0 points to 4357.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2562 to 986 and 196 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.91.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.47% or 0.30 to $64.74 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.43% or 0.29 to hit $68.19 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.74% or 12.75 to trade at $1734.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 108.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.41% to 129.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 91.725.

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