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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.20%

Published 2021-04-09, 03:35 a/m
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.20%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Olympus Corp. (T:7733), which rose 4.85% or 107.0 points to trade at 2314.5 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101) added 3.36% or 135.0 points to end at 4155.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501) was up 2.89% or 10.0 points to 356.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:9983), which lost 3.40% or 3090.0 points to trade at 87890.0 in late trade. Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:3382) declined 2.53% or 112.0 points to end at 4312.0 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T:5713) shed 2.40% or 121.0 points to 4928.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2071 to 1434 and 226 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.19 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.37% or 0.22 to $59.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.55% or 0.35 to hit $62.85 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.68% or 11.95 to trade at $1746.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 109.53, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 130.23.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 92.300.

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