Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.14%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.14%
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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 1.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which rose 5.82% or 210.0 points to trade at 3820.0 at the close. Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) added 4.79% or 28.0 points to end at 612.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) was up 4.67% or 124.0 points to 2779.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ), which lost 5.19% or 52.0 points to trade at 949.0 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 2.84% or 265.0 points to end at 9075.0 and Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) shed 1.94% or 23.0 points to 1163.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2871 to 722 and 168 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.65.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.39% or 0.85 to $60.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.20% or 0.77 to hit $63.64 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 1.15 to trade at $1732.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 108.98, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 128.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 92.638.

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