Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.07%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.07%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Trading and Electrical/Machinery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Amada Co., Ltd. (T: 6113 ), which rose 4.50% or 58.0 points to trade at 1348.0 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) added 4.37% or 685.0 points to end at 16375.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) was up 3.86% or 83.0 points to 2236.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ), which lost 2.05% or 4.0 points to trade at 191.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 1.64% or 7.0 points to end at 419.0 and Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) shed 1.51% or 3.8 points to 247.9.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2313 to 752 and 308 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.42% to 13.90 a new 5-year low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.43% or 0.69 to $49.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.22% or 0.62 to hit $51.38 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.45% or 5.78 to trade at $1266.22 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.31% to 111.12, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 124.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.06.

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