Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.22%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.22%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Rubber , Transportation Equipment and Precision Instruments sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which rose 4.58% or 160.0 points to trade at 3650.0 at the close. Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ) added 3.60% or 88.0 points to end at 2531.0 and Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ) was up 3.56% or 62.00 points to 1804.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ), which lost 3.23% or 150.0 points to trade at 4490.0 in late trade. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) declined 3.19% or 115.0 points to end at 3492.5 and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) shed 2.95% or 48.0 points to 1577.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2164 to 1211 and 202 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.13% to 16.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 1.13% or 0.72 to $63.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.89% or 0.62 to hit $68.69 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.39% or 5.20 to trade at $1332.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.30% to 110.77, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 135.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 90.12.

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