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 Wednesday, as gains in the Warehousing , Mining and Machinery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were IHI Corp. (TYO: 7013 ), which rose 5.45% or 180.00 points to trade at 3,485.00 at the close. Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO: 5631 ) added 4.55% or 134.00 points to end at 3,080.00 and Fujitsu Ltd. (TYO: 6702 ) was up 4.38% or 855.00 points to 20,365.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kikkoman Corp. (TYO: 2801 ), which lost 3.33% or 240.00 points to trade at 6,960.00 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (TYO: 4751 ) declined 2.98% or 41.00 points to end at 1,336.00 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (TYO: 7004 ) shed 2.01% or 16.00 points to 781.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2274 to 1272 and 200 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.31% to 26.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.48% or 1.62 to $111.25 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.15% or 1.29 to hit $113.22 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 4.22 to trade at $1,814.68 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 129.26, while EUR/JPY fell 0.38% to 135.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 103.59.

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