Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.26%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.26%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Power , Gas & Water and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Renesas Electronics Corp (TYO: 6723 ), which rose 10.54% or 240.50 points to trade at 2,520.50 at the close. Nikon Corp. (TYO: 7731 ) added 10.33% or 161.50 points to end at 1,726.00 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO: 8035 ) was up 7.11% or 2,310.00 points to 34,720.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Resonac Holdings Corp (TYO: 4004 ), which lost 8.65% or 321.00 points to trade at 3,397.00 in late trade. IHI Corp. (TYO: 7013 ) declined 5.70% or 219.00 points to end at 3,616.00 and Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO: 3407 ) shed 2.27% or 25.00 points to 1,075.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2508 to 1100 and 259 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.43% to 20.72.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.17% or 0.14 to $83.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.16% or 0.14 to hit $88.56 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 3.55 to trade at $2,338.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.07% to 154.93, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 165.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 105.57.

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