Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.38%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.38%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Railway & Bus , Transportation Equipment and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ), which rose 6.97% or 590.0 points to trade at 9060.0 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) added 5.98% or 19.0 points to end at 336.5 and Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) was up 2.69% or 219.5 points to 8383.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ), which lost 3.17% or 130.0 points to trade at 3975.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) declined 3.06% or 77.0 points to end at 2436.0 and Teijin Ltd. (T: 3401 ) shed 2.76% or 60.0 points to 2110.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1992 to 1330 and 234 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.65% to 15.28.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.09% or 0.06 to $66.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.28% or 0.21 to hit $75.67 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.50 to trade at $1296.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 110.68, while EUR/JPY rose 0.25% to 129.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.93.

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