Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.05%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.05%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.05% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which rose 6.49% or 112.0 points to trade at 1839.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) added 5.30% or 130.0 points to end at 2582.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) was up 4.99% or 75.0 points to 1578.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 2.10% or 24.0 points to trade at 1117.0 in late trade. Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (T: 9503 ) declined 1.34% or 15.0 points to end at 1103.5 and West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) shed 1.04% or 54.0 points to 5154.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2583 to 956 and 226 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.16.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.23% or 0.16 to $69.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $72.97 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 3.65 to trade at $1815.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 110.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 130.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.213.

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