Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Insurance , Banking and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5232 ), which rose 18.45% or 630.00 points to trade at 4,045.00 at the close. Subaru Corp (TYO: 7270 ) added 5.42% or 99.50 points to end at 1,936.00 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO: 7211 ) was up 4.69% or 15.00 points to 335.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (TYO: 4751 ), which lost 2.81% or 41.00 points to trade at 1,418.00 in late trade. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (TYO: 3105 ) declined 2.45% or 25.00 points to end at 995.00 and Chiyoda Corp. (TYO: 6366 ) shed 2.31% or 11.00 points to 465.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2070 to 1469 and 225 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 9.18% to 22.72.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 1.10% or 1.12 to $103.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.05% or 1.13 to hit $108.38 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.79% or 15.40 to trade at $1,943.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.22% to 128.62, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 139.10.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 100.74.

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