Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.64%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.64%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Transport and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 8.38% or 28.00 points to trade at 362.00 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 5.96% or 254.00 points to end at 4,519.00 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) was up 5.40% or 895.00 points to 17,470.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which lost 3.17% or 50.00 points to trade at 1,527.00 in late trade. Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ) declined 2.48% or 33.00 points to end at 1,298.00 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) shed 2.10% or 57.00 points to 2,659.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2412 to 1122 and 242 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.33% to 28.98.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.73% or 1.67 to $98.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.59% or 2.59 to hit $102.50 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 10.80 to trade at $1,918.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 118.36, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 129.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 98.87.

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