Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.83%
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 0.83%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which rose 4.86% or 107.0 points to trade at 2308.0 at the close. Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) added 4.40% or 27.0 points to end at 640.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) was up 3.69% or 247.0 points to 6947.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 9.06% or 645.0 points to trade at 6477.0 in late trade. Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) declined 3.15% or 197.0 points to end at 6049.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) shed 1.73% or 100.0 points to 5680.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2217 to 1313 and 269 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.01.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $72.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $75.28 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.35 to trade at $1806.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 114.27, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 129.49.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 96.060.
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