Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.09% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which rose 4.98% or 165.0 points to trade at 3480.0 at the close. Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) added 3.60% or 135.0 points to end at 3890.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) was up 3.02% or 88.0 points to 3005.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ), which lost 2.78% or 95.0 points to trade at 3320.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 2.48% or 95.0 points to end at 3735.0 and Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) shed 2.40% or 110.0 points to 4470.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1933 to 1442 and 226 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.43% to 14.48.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.22% or 0.15 to $69.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.40% or 0.31 to hit $77.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.28% or 3.40 to trade at $1208.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 111.61, while EUR/JPY fell 0.31% to 130.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 94.62.

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