Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Automobiles & Parts and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.65% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (TYO: 7201 ), which rose 7.77% or 38.90 points to trade at 539.50 at the close. IHI Corp. (TYO: 7013 ) added 7.31% or 265.00 points to end at 3,890.00 and NTN Corp. (TYO: 6472 ) was up 6.84% or 18.00 points to 281.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4568 ), which lost 4.88% or 167.00 points to trade at 3,252.00 in late trade. Inpex Corp. (TYO: 1605 ) declined 4.65% or 78.00 points to end at 1,601.00 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (TYO: 6098 ) shed 2.47% or 117.00 points to 4,617.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2694 to 845 and 234 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.26% to 19.56 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.87% or 1.00 to $115.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.13% or 1.31 to hit $116.91 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.72% or 13.40 to trade at $1,835.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.61% to 129.46, while EUR/JPY rose 0.41% to 138.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 102.02.

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