Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.25%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.25%
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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 1.25% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which rose 20.83% or 300.0 points to trade at 1740.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 5.63% or 330.0 points to end at 6190.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) was up 4.90% or 2550.0 points to 54550.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 8.72% or 793.0 points to trade at 8300.0 in late trade. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) declined 6.21% or 20.0 points to end at 302.0 and Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ) shed 2.64% or 31.0 points to 1144.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2910 to 659 and 202 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.01% or 0.69 to $68.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.15% or 0.82 to hit $72.27 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.13% or 2.35 to trade at $1802.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 109.96, while EUR/JPY rose 0.37% to 130.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 92.415.

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