Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Electrical/Machinery , Steel and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 5.10% or 36.0 points to trade at 742.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) added 4.55% or 128.0 points to end at 2939.0 and Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ) was up 3.82% or 37.7 points to 1023.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 3.50% or 78.0 points to trade at 2153.0 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) declined 2.41% or 2.0 points to end at 81.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) shed 2.29% or 5.0 points to 213.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1836 to 1314 and 303 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 6.32% to 16.30.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.36% or 0.17 to $47.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.40% or 0.21 to hit $51.66 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.40 to trade at $1291.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.16% to 109.40, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 128.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 93.34.

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