Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.29%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.29%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.29% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ), which rose 9.06% or 63.0 points to trade at 758.0 at the close. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) added 7.48% or 30.7 points to end at 441.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) was up 7.13% or 30.0 points to 451.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T: 8630 ), which lost 2.38% or 91.0 points to trade at 3740.0 in late trade. Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) declined 2.06% or 245.0 points to end at 11660.0 and NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) shed 1.86% or 90.0 points to 4745.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1797 to 1721 and 196 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.60.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 2.23% or 0.82 to $37.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.64% or 0.65 to hit $40.22 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 7.35 to trade at $1726.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 108.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.50% to 121.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 97.338.

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