Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.75%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.75%
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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 0.75% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7912 ), which rose 9.31% or 230.0 points to trade at 2700.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 5.50% or 345.0 points to end at 6615.0 and Okuma Corp. (T: 6103 ) was up 4.23% or 240.0 points to 5910.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 3.16% or 10.0 points to trade at 306.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 2.86% or 29.0 points to end at 985.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 2.29% or 61.0 points to 2601.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1964 to 1523 and 235 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.24.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.34% or 0.19 to $55.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $60.91 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 6.55 to trade at $1509.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 107.94, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 118.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 98.597.

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