Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.67%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.67%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Asahi Kasei Corp. (T: 3407 ), which rose 3.60% or 40.5 points to trade at 1164.0 at the close. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ) added 3.57% or 210.0 points to end at 6100.0 and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ) was up 3.11% or 93.0 points to 3080.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ), which lost 5.65% or 148.0 points to trade at 2472.5 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) declined 2.50% or 130.0 points to end at 5074.0 and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) shed 2.41% or 85.0 points to 3436.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1935 to 1608 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.54.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.20% or 0.16 to $78.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $82.22 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 9.65 to trade at $1793.95 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 115.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 129.39.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 96.705.
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