Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.77%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.77%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Finance & Investment and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.77% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6767 ), which rose 14.19% or 65.0 points to trade at 523.0 at the close. Minebea Co., Ltd. (T: 6479 ) added 13.62% or 100.0 points to end at 834.0 and JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) was up 6.13% or 79.0 points to 1367.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 3.77% or 14.0 points to trade at 357.0 in late trade. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) declined 3.49% or 18.0 points to end at 498.0 and Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T: 2501 ) shed 2.41% or 73.0 points to 2957.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1205 to 721 and 131 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.22% to 30.05.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.50% or 0.23 to $45.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.59% or 0.28 to hit $47.45 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.18% or 2.35 to trade at $1316.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.31% to 107.21, while EUR/JPY rose 0.54% to 118.32.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.14% at 97.02.

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