Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26% By Investing.com

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© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:), which rose 10.46% or 39.0 points to trade at 412.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:) added 7.21% or 15.0 points to end at 223.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 7.14% or 92.0 points to 1380.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yamaha Corp. (T:), which lost 4.45% or 270.0 points to trade at 5800.0 in late trade. Chiyoda Corp. (T:) declined 2.68% or 8.0 points to end at 290.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:) shed 2.06% or 21.0 points to 999.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1855 to 1643 and 230 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.46% or 0.22 to $47.40 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.51% or 0.26 to hit $50.50 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.23% or 4.35 to trade at $1859.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.21% to 103.44, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 125.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 90.310.

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