Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.32%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.32%
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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 added 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ), which rose 3.80% or 165.0 points to trade at 4505.0 at the close. Central Japan Railway Co. (T: 9022 ) added 3.69% or 800.0 points to end at 22490.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) was up 3.21% or 10.0 points to 322.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which lost 2.93% or 41.0 points to trade at 1358.0 in late trade. Aozora Bank, Ltd. (T: 8304 ) declined 2.89% or 77.0 points to end at 2586.0 and The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ) shed 2.32% or 29.0 points to 1223.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2102 to 1335 and 262 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 19.05 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.48% or 0.25 to $52.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.52% or 0.30 to hit $58.01 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.85 to trade at $1514.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 106.77, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 117.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 98.565.

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