Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.18%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.18% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 9.10% or 207.0 points to trade at 2482.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) added 8.03% or 570.0 points to end at 7670.0 and Ebara Corp. (T:) was up 4.65% or 138.0 points to 3105.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.12% or 277.0 points to trade at 8590.0 at the close. Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:) declined 2.85% or 155.0 points to end at 5290.0 and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:) was down 2.84% or 135.0 points to 4618.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1816 to 1680 and 251 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 8.03% or 570.0 to 7670.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.45 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.09% or 0.05 to $53.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.35% or 0.21 to hit $59.70 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 6.25 to trade at $1492.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 108.62, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 120.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.320.

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