Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 8.13%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 8.13%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 8.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ), which rose 19.76% or 100.0 points to trade at 606.0 at the close. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (T: 8830 ) added 19.73% or 500.0 points to end at 3034.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) was up 16.92% or 179.0 points to 1237.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which lost 1.47% or 4.0 points to trade at 269.0 in late trade. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) declined 1.03% or 120.0 points to end at 11530.0 and Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ) gained 0.30% or 3.0 points to 1013.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3601 to 169 and 50 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 54.47.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 3.21% or 0.77 to $24.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.28% or 0.62 to hit $27.77 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.25 to trade at $1662.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 111.30, while EUR/JPY rose 0.39% to 120.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.66% at 101.570.

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