Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.56%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.56%
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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 rose 2.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ), which rose 9.21% or 64.0 points to trade at 759.0 at the close. Sumitomo Corp. (T: 8053 ) added 8.25% or 98.5 points to end at 1292.0 and Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) was up 7.77% or 55.0 points to 763.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 1.80% or 24.0 points to trade at 1307.0 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) declined 1.36% or 6.0 points to end at 435.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) shed 1.24% or 165.0 points to 13090.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2839 to 801 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 34.15.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 4.42% or 1.04 to $24.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 2.72% or 0.80 to hit $30.26 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 4.05 to trade at $1729.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 106.42, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 115.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 99.832.

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