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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.11%

Stock MarketsJul 02, 2020 08:35
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Investing.com – 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 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064), which rose 3.86% or 91.0 points to trade at 2446.0 at the close. Sekisui House, Ltd. (T:1928) added 3.45% or 69.0 points to end at 2067.0 and ANA Holdings Inc (T:9202) was up 2.93% or 70.5 points to 2480.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which lost 3.41% or 52.0 points to trade at 1473.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T:3436) declined 3.08% or 50.0 points to end at 1576.0 and Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103) shed 2.92% or 10.0 points to 332.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2482 to 1061 and 144 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.85% or 0.34 to $40.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.83% or 0.35 to hit $42.38 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.85 to trade at $1779.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 107.50, while EUR/JPY rose 0.34% to 121.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.938.

Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.11%
 

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