Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.60% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 4.55% or 54.0 points to trade at 1242.0 at the close. Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) added 4.48% or 54.0 points to end at 1260.0 and Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) was up 3.94% or 102.0 points to 2692.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teijin Ltd. (T: 3401 ), which lost 2.59% or 47.0 points to trade at 1770.0 in late trade. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) declined 2.44% or 45.0 points to end at 1797.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) shed 2.40% or 34.0 points to 1380.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2170 to 1261 and 280 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.28 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 2.93% or 1.58 to $55.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 2.64% or 1.63 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 2.63% or 35.45 to trade at $1384.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.36% to 107.70, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 121.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 96.295.

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