Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Railway & Bus , Retail and Fishery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which rose 3.98% or 26.0 points to trade at 680.0 at the close. Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) added 3.42% or 102.0 points to end at 3085.0 and Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) was up 3.05% or 100.0 points to 3375.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 16.09% or 267.0 points to trade at 1392.0 in late trade. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) declined 14.02% or 635.0 points to end at 3895.0 and Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ) shed 7.71% or 159.0 points to 1903.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2087 to 1290 and 175 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.70% to 22.98.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.23% or 0.78 to $62.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.19% or 0.81 to hit $67.31 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.75% or 10.00 to trade at $1347.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.49% to 106.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.25% to 130.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 89.64.

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