Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.80%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.80%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which rose 6.59% or 364.0 points to trade at 5888.0 at the close. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) added 5.65% or 120.0 points to end at 2244.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) was up 4.70% or 17.0 points to 379.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which lost 1.55% or 980.0 points to trade at 62310.0 in late trade. Subaru Corp (T: 7270 ) declined 1.37% or 36.0 points to end at 2592.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 1.23% or 27.0 points to 2176.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3105 to 471 and 126 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.11% to 20.88.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.99% or 0.53 to $52.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.79% or 0.49 to hit $61.48 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.76% or 10.05 to trade at $1338.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 108.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 121.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 96.977.

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