Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.32%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.32%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.32% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ), which rose 16.41% or 422.0 points to trade at 2993.0 at the close. Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) added 8.76% or 60.0 points to end at 745.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) was up 8.16% or 33.9 points to 449.4 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 4.70% or 73.0 points to trade at 1480.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 3.40% or 42.0 points to end at 1193.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) shed 3.16% or 38.0 points to 1165.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2255 to 1413 and 133 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 3.35% or 1.10 to $31.71 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 2.39% or 0.83 to hit $33.91 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 7.50 to trade at $1718.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 107.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 118.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 98.983.

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