Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.94%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.94%
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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 0.94% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ), which rose 15.66% or 65.0 points to trade at 480.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 4.65% or 250.0 points to end at 5630.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) was up 3.75% or 38.0 points to 1052.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ), which lost 2.70% or 77.0 points to trade at 2774.0 in late trade. Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) declined 2.16% or 7.0 points to end at 317.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 2.02% or 120.0 points to 5820.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1912 to 1554 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.75% or 0.31 to $41.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.99% or 0.44 to hit $43.99 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.17% or 3.40 to trade at $1941.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 106.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.31% to 125.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.907.

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