Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Shipbuilding and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which rose 8.65% or 139.0 points to trade at 1746.0 at the close. Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) added 3.77% or 340.0 points to end at 9363.0 and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ) was up 3.45% or 94.0 points to 2817.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which lost 3.49% or 10.0 points to trade at 276.6 in late trade. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T: 3405 ) declined 2.23% or 47.0 points to end at 2064.0 and Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) shed 2.09% or 19.0 points to 892.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2348 to 820 and 294 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.63% to 14.06.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.78% or 0.35 to $45.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.65% or 0.31 to hit $47.85 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.02 to trade at $1247.08 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 112.59, while EUR/JPY rose 0.68% to 128.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 95.50.

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