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

Published 21-09-2017, 02:05 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.18% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T:8253), which rose 5.21% or 107.0 points to trade at 2159.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. (T:8802) added 4.75% or 89.5 points to end at 1974.5 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:3086) was up 4.10% or 61.0 points to 1547.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703), which lost 3.59% or 12.0 points to trade at 322.0 in late trade. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770) declined 3.40% or 103.0 points to end at 2922.0 and Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T:7186) shed 3.06% or 17.1 points to 540.9.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1681 to 1525 and 279 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.49% to 14.08.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.49% or 0.25 to $50.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.30% or 0.17 to hit $56.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.29% or 17.03 to trade at $1299.37 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 112.51, while EUR/JPY rose 0.40% to 133.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 92.22.

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