Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.56%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.56%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Marine Transport , Construction and Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which rose 5.32% or 40.0 points to trade at 792.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 3.76% or 12.0 points to end at 331.5 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) was up 3.44% or 7.0 points to 210.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ), which lost 2.61% or 95.0 points to trade at 3540.0 in late trade. Nisshin Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5413 ) declined 2.01% or 24.0 points to end at 1172.0 and Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ) shed 1.84% or 27.5 points to 1466.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1903 to 1260 and 295 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.14% to 14.03.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.61% or 0.27 to $44.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.87% or 0.41 to hit $47.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 2.57 to trade at $1257.17 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.34% to 111.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.58% to 124.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 97.37.

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