Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Manufacturing and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which rose 8.55% or 552.0 points to trade at 7005.0 at the close. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) added 4.60% or 25.0 points to end at 568.0 and Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) was up 3.68% or 94.0 points to 2650.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kubota Corp. (T: 6326 ), which lost 8.29% or 152.0 points to trade at 1682.5 in late trade. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ) declined 5.04% or 107.0 points to end at 2016.0 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) shed 5.00% or 268.0 points to 5088.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2546 to 851 and 198 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.26% to 15.73.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.91% or 0.63 to $68.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.31% or 0.23 to hit $73.22 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.41% or 5.00 to trade at $1225.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.39% to 111.22, while EUR/JPY fell 0.33% to 128.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 94.87.

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