Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.43%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.43%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Textile , Marine Transport and Railway & Bus sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.43% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which rose 3.13% or 105.0 points to trade at 3455.0 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) added 3.12% or 76.0 points to end at 2512.0 and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ) was up 2.87% or 84.0 points to 3015.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ), which lost 3.89% or 37.0 points to trade at 915.0 in late trade. Japan Tobacco Inc (T: 2914 ) declined 3.64% or 110.5 points to end at 2924.5 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 3.45% or 74.0 points to 2070.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2327 to 1032 and 220 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.24% to 16.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.80% or 0.54 to $66.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.03% or 0.74 to hit $71.42 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 5.60 to trade at $1221.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 113.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.29% to 131.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 95.14.

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