Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.61%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.61%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Gas & Water , Power and Chemical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ), which rose 3.99% or 110.0 points to trade at 2864.0 at the close. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) added 3.53% or 300.0 points to end at 8810.0 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) was up 3.51% or 193.0 points to 5690.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ), which lost 7.45% or 412.0 points to trade at 5120.0 in late trade. Panasonic Corp (T: 6752 ) declined 4.10% or 64.3 points to end at 1503.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 2.58% or 23.1 points to 872.8.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2219 to 1139 and 182 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.65% to 24.11.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.28% or 0.18 to $64.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $68.72 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1324.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.27% to 106.55, while EUR/JPY fell 0.27% to 131.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 89.75.

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