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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.80%

Published 2021-05-06, 03:35 a/m
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.80%
- – 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 added 1.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 8.00% or 115.0 points to trade at 1553.0 at the close. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T:5713) added 7.07% or 328.0 points to end at 4967.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T:3861) was up 6.97% or 48.0 points to 737.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T:4755), which lost 4.10% or 57.0 points to trade at 1332.0 in late trade. Z Holdings Corp (T:4689) declined 3.74% or 18.9 points to end at 486.1 and SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) shed 3.43% or 97.0 points to 2735.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2470 to 1096 and 194 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.83.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.37% or 0.24 to $65.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.46% or 0.32 to hit $69.28 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 8.35 to trade at $1792.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 109.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 131.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 91.162.

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