Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.47%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.47%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Power , Gas & Water and Steel sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.47% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ), which rose 8.42% or 1635.0 points to trade at 21050.0 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) added 4.75% or 172.6 points to end at 3810.1 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) was up 3.63% or 95.0 points to 2711.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Steel&Sumitomo Metal Corp. (T: 5401 ), which lost 2.61% or 63.3 points to trade at 2366.5 in late trade. JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) declined 2.53% or 18.2 points to end at 701.8 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) shed 2.34% or 112.5 points to 4702.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1865 to 1504 and 193 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.05% to 16.43.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.18% or 0.12 to $68.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.39% or 0.29 to hit $74.29 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.10 to trade at $1324.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 109.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 133.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 91.00.

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