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 rose 1.29% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Komatsu Ltd. (T: 6301 ), which rose 5.41% or 144.0 points to trade at 2806.5 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) added 4.65% or 290.0 points to end at 6530.0 and Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ) was up 4.62% or 300.0 points to 6790.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 2.72% or 150.0 points to trade at 5360.0 in late trade. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) declined 1.80% or 160.0 points to end at 8710.0 and Keio Corp. (T: 9008 ) shed 1.52% or 90.0 points to 5830.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2339 to 1167 and 245 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.02 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.85% or 0.58 to $69.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.84% or 0.60 to hit $72.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.18% or 3.25 to trade at $1814.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.29% to 110.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 130.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.755.

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