© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.54%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.54%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:), which rose 6.38% or 34.0 points to trade at 567.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T:) added 5.89% or 108.0 points to end at 1943.0 and Inpex Corp. (T:) was up 4.95% or 27.0 points to 573.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:), which lost 12.37% or 127.0 points to trade at 900.0 in late trade. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 4.13% or 46.0 points to end at 1067.0 and Softbank Group Corp. (T:) shed 1.65% or 133.0 points to 7942.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2321 to 1185 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.87.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.10% or 0.05 to $48.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.14% or 0.07 to hit $51.31 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 2.70 to trade at $1880.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 103.56, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 126.45.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 90.108.
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