Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.37%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.37%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ), which rose 8.60% or 345.0 points to trade at 4355.0 at the close. Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) added 8.09% or 208.0 points to end at 2780.0 and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7912 ) was up 7.33% or 156.0 points to 2285.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ), which lost 13.63% or 314.5 points to trade at 1993.5 in late trade. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) declined 13.23% or 305.0 points to end at 2000.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) shed 6.52% or 82.0 points to 1176.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1840 to 1607 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 22.34.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 2.70% or 1.38 to $52.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 2.06% or 1.16 to hit $57.39 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.63% or 9.55 to trade at $1510.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 106.16, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 119.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 97.308.

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