Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.13%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.13%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ), which rose 5.05% or 635.0 points to trade at 13205.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Logistics Corp. (T: 9301 ) added 4.30% or 115.0 points to end at 2789.0 and Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ) was up 4.26% or 175.0 points to 4279.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ), which lost 4.93% or 22.0 points to trade at 424.0 in late trade. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) declined 2.78% or 11.0 points to end at 384.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) shed 2.50% or 8.0 points to 312.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2195 to 1341 and 153 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 30.86.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.72% or 0.28 to $39.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.88% or 0.36 to hit $41.41 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.65 to trade at $1775.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 107.05, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 120.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.373.

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