Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.83%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.83%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Gas & Water and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ), which rose 6.02% or 29.0 points to trade at 511.0 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) added 5.14% or 422.0 points to end at 8626.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) was up 5.08% or 108.0 points to 2233.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 3.22% or 74.5 points to trade at 2241.0 in late trade. Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) declined 2.52% or 4.0 points to end at 155.0 and Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ) shed 2.37% or 75.0 points to 3095.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1996 to 1328 and 230 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 18.14% to 18.89 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.48% or 0.33 to $67.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.39% or 0.30 to hit $77.42 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.25% or 3.20 to trade at $1304.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 108.85, while EUR/JPY rose 0.39% to 127.52.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 93.75.

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