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 Precision Instruments , Textile and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nikon Corp. (TYO: 7731 ), which rose 7.25% or 108.00 points to trade at 1,598.00 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (TYO: 9101 ) added 6.40% or 680.00 points to end at 11,310.00 and Toyota Tsusho Corp. (TYO: 8015 ) was up 5.31% or 245.00 points to 4,855.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9532 ), which lost 3.02% or 76.00 points to trade at 2,441.00 in late trade. Marubeni Corp. (TYO: 8002 ) declined 2.56% or 35.00 points to end at 1,334.50 and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9531 ) shed 2.20% or 58.00 points to 2,573.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2180 to 1327 and 245 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.29% to 23.50.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.19% or 0.22 to $113.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.12% or 0.14 to hit $114.03 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 8.21 to trade at $1,855.81 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 127.14, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 136.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 101.61.

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