Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.00%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.00%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Transport , Railway & Bus and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.00% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which rose 4.51% or 19.0 points to trade at 440.0 at the close. Kajima Corp. (T: 1812 ) added 3.84% or 28.0 points to end at 757.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) was up 3.00% or 42.0 points to 1442.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (T: 8729 ), which lost 4.10% or 67.0 points to trade at 1569.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) declined 3.65% or 9.0 points to end at 237.5 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) shed 3.29% or 40.0 points to 1175.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1728 to 1205 and 374 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.62% to 19.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.24% or 0.11 to $45.46 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.24% or 0.11 to hit $46.52 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.14% or 1.75 to trade at $1225.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 109.34, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 116.90.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.05% at 100.43.

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