Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.72%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.72%
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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 rose 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (T: 8750 ), which rose 9.52% or 181.0 points to trade at 2083.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 6.06% or 590.0 points to end at 10330.0 and Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) was up 5.08% or 1330.0 points to 27515.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 5.50% or 75.0 points to trade at 1288.0 in late trade. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) declined 4.41% or 33.0 points to end at 715.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) shed 4.09% or 25.2 points to 590.7.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2027 to 1526 and 186 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.04.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.15% or 0.68 to $59.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.07% or 0.67 to hit $63.41 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 3.55 to trade at $1719.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 110.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 129.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.200.

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