Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.69%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.69%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Glass , Insurance and Warehousing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO: 9501 ), which rose 16.23% or 74.00 points to trade at 530.00 at the close. Komatsu Ltd. (TYO: 6301 ) added 8.52% or 253.50 points to end at 3,230.00 and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (TYO: 8031 ) was up 6.08% or 194.00 points to 3,386.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shiseido Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4911 ), which lost 9.29% or 563.00 points to trade at 5,500.00 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (TYO: 4755 ) declined 5.01% or 46.00 points to end at 872.00 and Softbank Group Corp. (TYO: 9984 ) shed 2.27% or 120.00 points to 5,170.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2228 to 1337 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 11.01% to 27.83 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.27% or 0.29 to $108.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.33% or 0.37 to hit $111.27 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.89 to trade at $1,873.81 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 130.40, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 136.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 103.96.

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