Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.56%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.56%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Railway & Bus , Mining and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which rose 5.98% or 47.0 points to trade at 833.0 at the close. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) added 3.15% or 12.0 points to end at 393.5 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4063 ) was up 3.10% or 340.0 points to 11320.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nomura Holdings Inc (T: 8604 ), which lost 5.79% or 32.4 points to trade at 527.0 in late trade. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) declined 2.34% or 120.0 points to end at 5010.0 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) shed 2.22% or 19.0 points to 837.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2057 to 1308 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.11% to 16.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.33% or 0.23 to $69.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.35% or 0.26 to hit $74.28 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.51% or 6.30 to trade at $1219.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 111.15, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 129.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 94.65.

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