Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.06%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.06%

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 2.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 10.99% or 830.0 points to trade at 8380.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 8.06% or 820.0 points to end at 10990.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 6.70% or 620.0 points to 9870.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4063 ), which lost 0.46% or 95.0 points to trade at 20525.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 0.26% or 8.0 points to end at 3076.0 and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ) gained 0.16% or 3.0 points to 1879.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3319 to 327 and 135 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.45 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.01% or 0.01 to $73.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.21% or 0.16 to hit $77.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 4.00 to trade at $1753.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 110.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 129.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 93.138.

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