Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Transport , Fishery and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ), which rose 2.94% or 132.0 points to trade at 4622.0 at the close. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) added 2.82% or 139.0 points to end at 5072.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) was up 2.74% or 140.0 points to 5250.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 4.41% or 13.0 points to trade at 282.0 in late trade. Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) declined 4.02% or 44.0 points to end at 1050.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) shed 2.84% or 18.0 points to 615.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1883 to 1548 and 250 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.18% to 17.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.48% or 0.30 to $62.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.59% or 0.41 to hit $68.90 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.45 to trade at $1295.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 111.41, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 125.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.685.

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