Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.06%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.06%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Electrical/Machinery , Construction and Precision Instruments sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 2.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which rose 12.91% or 238.0 points to trade at 2081.0 at the close. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) added 10.25% or 204.0 points to end at 2195.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 8.27% or 174.0 points to 2279.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 21.07% or 150.0 points to trade at 562.0 in late trade. JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) declined 8.85% or 207.0 points to end at 2131.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) shed 6.87% or 67.0 points to 908.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2890 to 678 and 126 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.33% to 26.65.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.01% or 0.67 to $66.85 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.33% or 1.01 to hit $76.96 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.58% or 7.10 to trade at $1218.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 113.07, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 128.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.69.

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