Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.83%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.83%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which rose 12.69% or 425.0 points to trade at 3775.0 at the close. Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) added 8.43% or 650.0 points to end at 8360.0 and Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) was up 7.59% or 210.0 points to 2976.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which lost 4.12% or 4.0 points to trade at 93.0 in late trade. Okuma Corp. (T: 6103 ) declined 2.37% or 140.0 points to end at 5760.0 and Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) shed 2.24% or 13.0 points to 568.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2773 to 745 and 187 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.39% to 24.82.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.79% or 0.49 to $62.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.79% or 0.57 to hit $72.64 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 4.50 to trade at $1224.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 113.70, while EUR/JPY rose 0.29% to 130.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 95.94.

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