Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.31%

© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.31%

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 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Takara Holdings Inc. (T:), which rose 7.67% or 83.0 points to trade at 1165.0 at the close. The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:) added 7.40% or 157.0 points to end at 2280.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 5.92% or 95.0 points to 1701.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NEC Corp. (T:), which lost 2.25% or 130.0 points to trade at 5640.0 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:) declined 1.82% or 14.0 points to end at 756.0 and Olympus Corp. (T:) shed 1.79% or 37.0 points to 2027.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2348 to 1140 and 212 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.83.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.03% or 0.43 to $41.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 1.16% or 0.50 to hit $42.66 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 6.90 to trade at $1922.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.35% to 105.12, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 124.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 92.820.

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