Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.62%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Fishery , Mining and Textile sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.62%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ), which rose 3.86% or 300.00 points to trade at 8,070.00 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO: 8035 ) added 3.33% or 1,410.00 points to end at 43,690.00 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (TYO: 7269 ) was up 3.21% or 135.00 points to 4,344.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO: 9501 ), which lost 7.66% or 49.00 points to trade at 591.00 in late trade. TOTO Ltd. (TYO: 5332 ) declined 3.47% or 155.00 points to end at 4,315.00 and Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (TYO: 8354 ) shed 3.16% or 75.00 points to 2,295.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2131 to 1299 and 318 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.12% to 23.12.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.49% or 0.47 to $95.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.28% or 0.28 to hit $99.29 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.10% or 19.15 to trade at $1,716.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 1.07% to 138.90, while EUR/JPY rose 0.71% to 139.22.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 108.32.
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