Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.52%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.52%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Insurance , Fishery and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 8.51% or 51.0 points to trade at 650.0 at the close. Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 7.45% or 657.0 points to end at 9479.5 and Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) was up 5.11% or 14.6 points to 300.2 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ), which lost 4.02% or 166.0 points to trade at 3964.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 2.47% or 11.0 points to end at 434.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) shed 2.09% or 80.0 points to 3740.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1556 to 1496 and 304 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.30% to 14.02.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.04% or 0.02 to $45.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $47.84 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.43 to trade at $1277.07 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.39% to 110.32, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 123.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 97.43.

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