Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.66%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.66%
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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 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 4.87% or 260.0 points to trade at 5600.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) added 3.68% or 90.0 points to end at 2536.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) was up 3.43% or 170.0 points to 5120.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which lost 4.02% or 28.0 points to trade at 668.0 in late trade. Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ) declined 4.00% or 48.0 points to end at 1152.0 and Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ) shed 3.30% or 29.0 points to 851.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2139 to 1384 and 166 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.18% or 0.48 to $40.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.04% or 0.45 to hit $42.69 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 4.05 to trade at $1785.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 107.50, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 120.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 97.263.

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