Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.93%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.93%
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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 gained 0.93% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ), which rose 7.20% or 52.8 points to trade at 786.0 at the close. JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) added 5.41% or 53.0 points to end at 1032.0 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) was up 5.33% or 45.0 points to 890.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 14.59% or 83.0 points to trade at 486.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 8.64% or 490.0 points to end at 5180.0 and Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) shed 8.57% or 48.0 points to 512.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2349 to 1199 and 208 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.45% or 0.36 to $80.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.02% or 0.02 to hit $81.97 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.58% or 10.15 to trade at $1774.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 114.26, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 132.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.127.

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