Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.59%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.59%
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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 gained 1.59% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ), which rose 7.25% or 28.3 points to trade at 418.6 at the close. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) added 5.48% or 136.0 points to end at 2618.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) was up 5.37% or 60.0 points to 1178.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 1.79% or 154.0 points to trade at 8461.0 in late trade. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) declined 1.32% or 36.0 points to end at 2698.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 0.71% or 7.0 points to 984.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2765 to 754 and 175 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.43.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.92% or 0.37 to $40.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.82% or 0.35 to hit $43.25 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 1.00 to trade at $1812.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 107.08, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 122.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 96.010.

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