Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.27%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.27%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Transportation Equipment and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Seiko Epson Cor (TYO: 6724 ), which rose 8.76% or 171.00 points to trade at 2,123.00 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ) added 7.53% or 660.00 points to end at 9,430.00 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO: 5631 ) was up 7.50% or 230.00 points to 3,295.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9531 ), which lost 2.75% or 73.00 points to trade at 2,584.00 in late trade. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9007 ) declined 2.59% or 46.00 points to end at 1,731.00 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO: 9501 ) shed 2.57% or 13.00 points to 493.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2469 to 1055 and 237 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.51% to 23.10.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.61% or 0.67 to $109.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.46% or 0.51 to hit $111.53 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.75 to trade at $1,843.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.18% to 128.04, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 135.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 102.96.

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