Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.39%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.39%

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 gained 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 3.13% or 10.0 points to trade at 329.0 at the close. Sony Corp (T: 6758 ) added 3.07% or 164.0 points to end at 5498.0 and Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) was up 2.19% or 50.0 points to 2331.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ), which lost 4.07% or 44.0 points to trade at 1038.0 in late trade. Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) declined 2.16% or 70.0 points to end at 3175.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) shed 1.88% or 280.0 points to 14630.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2272 to 1201 and 231 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.44% or 0.23 to $52.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $61.27 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 1.21% or 16.25 to trade at $1359.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 108.19, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 122.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.012.

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