Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.64%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.64%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JGC Corp. (TYO: 1963 ), which rose 20.48% or 300.00 points to trade at 1,765.00 at the close. Fujikura Ltd. (TYO: 5803 ) added 16.78% or 100.00 points to end at 696.00 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 7762 ) was up 15.07% or 74.00 points to 565.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (TYO: 6952 ), which lost 13.85% or 186.00 points to trade at 1,157.00 in late trade. Secom Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9735 ) declined 11.21% or 1,046.00 points to end at 8,286.00 and Konica Minolta, Inc. (TYO: 4902 ) shed 8.87% or 43.00 points to 442.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2892 to 737 and 144 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.18% to 29.50.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.98% or 1.04 to $107.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.26% or 1.35 to hit $108.80 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 3.28 to trade at $1,827.88 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.32% to 128.74, while EUR/JPY rose 0.62% to 134.01.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 104.60.

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