Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.36%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.36%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Chemical , Gas & Water and Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.36% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which rose 911.31% or 3021.0 points to trade at 3352.5 at the close. Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) added 894.85% or 7389.7 points to end at 8215.5 and Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) was up 401.49% or 3119.6 points to 3896.6 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teijin Ltd. (T: 3401 ), which lost 5.14% or 116.0 points to trade at 2139.0 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) declined 4.46% or 307.0 points to end at 6578.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) shed 3.96% or 43.5 points to 1055.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1909 to 1550 and 157 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.92% to 16.48.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $72.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.12% or 0.10 to hit $81.36 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 0.80 to trade at $1204.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 112.85, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 132.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 93.72.

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