Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.29%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.29%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Real Estate and Rubber sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 17.41% or 51.0 points to trade at 344.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 5.81% or 66.0 points to end at 1202.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) was up 5.60% or 89.0 points to 1678.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ), which lost 2.60% or 44.0 points to trade at 1646.0 in late trade. Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ) declined 2.36% or 295.0 points to end at 12185.0 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4063 ) shed 1.58% or 137.0 points to 8550.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2453 to 1078 and 176 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.67% to 21.74 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.88% or 0.46 to $52.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.67% or 0.41 to hit $61.59 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 4.15 to trade at $1288.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 109.45, while EUR/JPY rose 0.25% to 124.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.740.

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