Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.01%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.01%
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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 rose 1.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 6.01% or 430.0 points to trade at 7590.0 at the close. Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) added 5.76% or 159.0 points to end at 2921.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) was up 5.23% or 450.0 points to 9050.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ), which lost 2.80% or 110.0 points to trade at 3815.0 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 1.73% or 180.0 points to end at 10220.0 and Keio Corp. (T: 9008 ) shed 1.60% or 130.0 points to 8000.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2400 to 1148 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.58 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.84% or 0.54 to $64.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.91% or 0.62 to hit $67.38 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.74% or 12.75 to trade at $1739.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.29% to 109.15, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 130.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 91.520.

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