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 Retail , Fishery and Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 8.37% or 124.0 points to trade at 1606.0 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) added 5.63% or 170.0 points to end at 3190.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 5.40% or 126.0 points to 2460.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ), which lost 4.34% or 116.0 points to trade at 2556.5 in late trade. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (T: 5802 ) declined 3.81% or 62.0 points to end at 1567.0 and NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T: 8630 ) shed 3.63% or 174.0 points to 4619.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2217 to 1339 and 150 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 44.12% to 26.46 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.13% or 0.80 to $71.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.02% or 0.82 to hit $81.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 6.90 to trade at $1220.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 112.26, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 130.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 94.78.

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