Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Pharmaceutical Industry , Trading and Fishery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which rose 12.36% or 88.0 points to trade at 800.0 at the close. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (T: 5802 ) added 5.93% or 98.5 points to end at 1758.5 and Sony Corp. (T: 6758 ) was up 4.99% or 168.0 points to 3537.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which lost 7.54% or 305.0 points to trade at 3740.0 in late trade. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) declined 6.87% or 75.0 points to end at 1016.5 and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) shed 6.72% or 110.0 points to 1526.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1537 to 1436 and 354 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.01% to 20.54.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.64% or 0.34 to $53.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.50% or 0.28 to hit $56.84 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.38% or 4.65 to trade at $1214.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 113.11, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 121.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 99.93.

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