Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.15%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.15%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which rose 9.53% or 125.0 points to trade at 1437.0 at the close. Meanwhile, SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) added 8.55% or 127.0 points to end at 1612.0 and Familymart Ltd (T:8028) was up 5.64% or 147.0 points to 2754.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602), which fell 1.71% or 80.0 points to trade at 4605.0 at the close. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T:9681) declined 1.58% or 16.0 points to end at 998.0 and Kao Corp. (T:4452) was down 1.55% or 130.0 points to 8267.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1857 to 1627 and 237 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.74.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.72% or 0.92 to $54.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.91% or 1.13 to hit $60.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 4.25 to trade at $1505.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 107.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 118.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 98.345.



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