Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Warehousing , Rubber and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which rose 10.37% or 235.0 points to trade at 2500.5 at the close. Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ) added 8.02% or 49.0 points to end at 660.0 and Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) was up 7.98% or 645.0 points to 8727.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ), which lost 8.35% or 435.0 points to trade at 4775.0 in late trade. Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) declined 7.90% or 103.0 points to end at 1200.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) shed 7.62% or 68.0 points to 824.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1778 to 1558 and 239 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.44% to 15.68 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.70% or 0.48 to $68.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.58% or 0.43 to hit $73.78 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1223.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 112.01, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 130.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.39.

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