Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.62%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.62%

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 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DIC Corp (T: 4631 ), which rose 8.55% or 204.0 points to trade at 2589.0 at the close. Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) added 5.65% or 33.0 points to end at 617.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) was up 5.18% or 69.0 points to 1402.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ), which lost 10.97% or 192.0 points to trade at 1558.0 in late trade. Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T: 8802 ) declined 8.75% or 151.5 points to end at 1580.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) shed 5.81% or 134.0 points to 2171.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2174 to 1443 and 138 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 29.15.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 3.41% or 0.94 to $28.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 3.98% or 1.24 to hit $32.37 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 4.75 to trade at $1745.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 107.12, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 115.81.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 100.280.

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