Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.91%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.91%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Banking , Insurance and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.91%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ), which rose 9.11% or 38.0 points to trade at 455.0 at the close. Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ) added 8.30% or 36.0 points to end at 469.6 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) was up 7.77% or 95.0 points to 1317.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 1.57% or 60.0 points to trade at 3760.0 in late trade. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ) declined 1.47% or 27.0 points to end at 1813.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) shed 1.05% or 96.0 points to 9078.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1897 to 131 and 34 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 12.86% to 21.27.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.98% or 0.87 to $44.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.46% or 0.67 to hit $46.55 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.29% or 3.85 to trade at $1322.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.55% to 102.26, while EUR/JPY rose 0.48% to 113.95.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.16% at 96.12.

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