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 Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which rose 3.19% or 2160.0 points to trade at 69810.0 at the close. Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) added 2.23% or 29.0 points to end at 1331.0 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) was up 1.72% or 42.0 points to 2488.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 3.93% or 140.0 points to trade at 3425.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 2.88% or 42.0 points to end at 1415.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 2.86% or 34.0 points to 1156.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2308 to 1217 and 219 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.50 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.71% or 0.43 to $60.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.77% or 0.51 to hit $67.03 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 6.25 to trade at $1412.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 108.34, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 122.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.542.

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