Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.20%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.20%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 4.19% or 107.0 points to trade at 2662.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 3.88% or 190.0 points to end at 5090.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) was up 3.60% or 134.0 points to 3852.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 3.09% or 38.0 points to trade at 1193.0 in late trade. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) declined 1.78% or 27.5 points to end at 1520.5 and The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ) shed 1.74% or 23.0 points to 1297.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2076 to 1392 and 270 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.23 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.27% or 0.73 to $56.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.28% or 0.18 to hit $63.12 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.75 to trade at $1418.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 107.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 121.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 96.465.

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