Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.41%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.41%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Marine Transport and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 4.42% or 124.0 points to trade at 2932.0 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ) added 4.07% or 290.0 points to end at 7420.0 and Sumitomo Corp. (T: 8053 ) was up 3.90% or 69.0 points to 1837.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 2.70% or 20.0 points to trade at 720.0 in late trade. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) declined 1.89% or 23.0 points to end at 1191.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) shed 1.48% or 83.0 points to 5537.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2184 to 1080 and 239 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 9.30% to 16.18 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $56.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $62.28 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 1.90 to trade at $1251.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.30% to 113.43, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 133.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.89.

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