Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.53%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.53%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Construction , Rubber and Railway & Bus sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ), which rose 4.41% or 113.5 points to trade at 2689.5 at the close. Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) added 3.94% or 220.0 points to end at 5800.0 and TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) was up 3.86% or 220.0 points to 5920.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ), which lost 1.98% or 88.0 points to trade at 4359.0 in late trade. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) declined 1.89% or 100.0 points to end at 5200.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) shed 1.73% or 17.0 points to 963.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2069 to 1280 and 204 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.18% to 22.25.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.30% or 0.19 to $63.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.37% or 0.25 to hit $68.27 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.78% or 10.40 to trade at $1329.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 107.08, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 131.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 89.95.

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