Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%
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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 rose 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 4.04% or 45.0 points to trade at 1159.0 at the close. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) added 3.63% or 70.0 points to end at 2001.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) was up 3.20% or 66.0 points to 2131.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (T: 8729 ), which lost 3.96% or 96.0 points to trade at 2330.0 in late trade. NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ) declined 2.87% or 25.0 points to end at 846.0 and Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) shed 2.84% or 64.0 points to 2192.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2388 to 1053 and 253 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.97.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.63% or 0.34 to $54.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.51% or 0.30 to hit $58.56 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.68% or 10.65 to trade at $1545.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.30% to 106.23, while EUR/JPY rose 0.43% to 116.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 98.787.

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