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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.83%

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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which rose 4.86% or 107.0 points to trade at 2308.0 at the close. Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289) added 4.40% or 27.0 points to end at 640.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:6098) was up 3.69% or 247.0 points to 6947.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523), which lost 9.06% or 645.0 points to trade at 6477.0 in late trade. Hitachi Ltd (T:6501) declined 3.15% or 197.0 points to end at 6049.0 and Konami Corp. (T:9766) shed 1.73% or 100.0 points to 5680.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2217 to 1313 and 269 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.


The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.01.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $72.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $75.28 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.35 to trade at $1806.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 114.27, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 129.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 96.060.

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