Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.00%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.00%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ), which rose 11.34% or 28.0 points to trade at 275.0 at the close. West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) added 6.86% or 390.0 points to end at 6072.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) was up 6.65% or 93.0 points to 1491.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 3.57% or 310.0 points to trade at 8380.0 in late trade. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) declined 3.44% or 12.0 points to end at 337.0 and TDK Corp (T: 6762 ) shed 2.86% or 470.0 points to 15950.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2520 to 1023 and 193 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.69% or 0.38 to $55.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.19% or 0.11 to hit $57.91 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 7.30 to trade at $1840.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 105.08, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 126.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 91.123.

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