Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.09%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.09%

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 rose 2.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which rose 10.43% or 560.0 points to trade at 5930.0 at the close. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4063 ) added 7.62% or 1345.0 points to end at 18995.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) was up 6.99% or 39.0 points to 597.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ), which lost 9.95% or 1675.0 points to trade at 15165.0 in late trade. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) declined 3.67% or 170.0 points to end at 4465.0 and Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ) shed 3.15% or 129.0 points to 3963.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2758 to 841 and 164 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.64% or 0.55 to $87.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.52% or 0.46 to hit $88.63 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 2.45 to trade at $1795.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 115.67, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 128.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.347.

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