Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.79%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.79%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.79% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ), which rose 16.04% or 331.0 points to trade at 2395.0 at the close. Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (T: 8729 ) added 7.59% or 183.0 points to end at 2595.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) was up 6.07% or 19.0 points to 332.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ), which lost 3.83% or 104.0 points to trade at 2613.0 in late trade. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ) declined 2.57% or 130.0 points to end at 4936.0 and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T: 8766 ) shed 2.43% or 112.0 points to 4498.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2475 to 1107 and 193 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 30.67.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.81% or 0.26 to $31.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.55% or 0.19 to hit $34.46 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 8.75 to trade at $1754.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 107.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 117.81.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 99.453.

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