Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.82%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.82%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Retail , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ), which rose 3.93% or 260.0 points to trade at 6870.0 at the close. Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) added 3.65% or 26.0 points to end at 739.0 and Secom Co., Ltd. (T: 9735 ) was up 3.00% or 265.0 points to 9104.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 6.09% or 50.0 points to trade at 771.0 in late trade. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) declined 2.86% or 110.0 points to end at 3740.0 and Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (T: 5711 ) shed 2.68% or 80.0 points to 2900.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2420 to 969 and 221 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.69% to 14.89.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.81% or 0.55 to $68.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.67% or 0.50 to hit $75.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 2.40 to trade at $1196.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.07% to 111.38, while EUR/JPY rose 0.30% to 128.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 95.41.

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