Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.81%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.81%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Machinery , Electrical/Machinery and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ), which rose 5.62% or 1305.0 points to trade at 24525.0 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) added 5.44% or 265.0 points to end at 5140.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ) was up 5.07% or 150.0 points to 3110.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ), which lost 4.14% or 51.0 points to trade at 1181.0 in late trade. Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ) declined 1.94% or 13.9 points to end at 703.8 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) shed 1.46% or 79.0 points to 5314.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.29% to 20.23.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $81.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.00% or 0.84 to hit $84.84 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.65% or 29.70 to trade at $1768.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.51% to 114.25, while EUR/JPY rose 0.58% to 132.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 93.960.

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