Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.04%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.04%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Transport , Mining and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which rose 5.18% or 54.0 points to trade at 1097.0 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) added 5.05% or 65.0 points to end at 1351.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) was up 5.01% or 10.0 points to 209.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 3.19% or 115.0 points to trade at 3485.0 in late trade. Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) declined 3.04% or 300.0 points to end at 9580.0 and Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ) shed 2.99% or 46.0 points to 1493.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1099 to 800 and 157 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 6.10% to 20.46.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 1.11% or 0.53 to $47.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 1.24% or 0.62 to hit $49.37 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.15% or 2.05 to trade at $1339.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 102.22, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 115.22.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.09% at 94.95.

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