Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.00%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.00%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 8.01% or 410.0 points to trade at 5530.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 7.11% or 215.0 points to end at 3240.0 and Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) was up 4.93% or 20.0 points to 426.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 1.11% or 24.0 points to trade at 2134.0 in late trade. Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6178 ) declined 0.81% or 9.0 points to end at 1102.0 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) shed 0.50% or 2.0 points to 398.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3092 to 480 and 166 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.36.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.05% or 0.58 to $55.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.40% or 0.87 to hit $62.80 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.83% or 11.85 to trade at $1439.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.32% to 107.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 121.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.547.

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