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Shares in Japan edge higher after the market close on Friday, fueled by soaring shares in the sectors of Manufacturing, Communication and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbed by about 0.54% in late trade.

Meanwhile, Nikkei 225 best performers in the course of the session were Tokuyama Corp, which added 8.02% or 21.0 points to changed hands at 283.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. jumped 6.78% or 4.0 points to settle at 63.0, while Alps Electric Co., Ltd. has seen an increase of 5.87% or 115.0 points to end at 2073.0.  

Among the worst performers of the session were Pioneer Corp., which lost about 4.98% or 12.0 points to changed hands at 229.0 in late trade. NSK Ltd. dropped 3.65% or 36.0 points to settle at 951.0, while The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. witnessed losses of 2.97% or 14.0 points to end at 458.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, soaring stocks have outnumbered dropping ones, citing records of 1360 to 501 and 142 remained unchanged.

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Subsequently, Tokuyama Corp. shares rallied to 52-week highs, which added 8.02% or 21.0 to settle at 283.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which gauges Nikkei 225 implied volatility options, declined by about 2.06% to end at 26.18.

Crude oil delivery for July climbed 0.51% or 0.25 to settle at $48.92 per barrel. In commodities trading, Brent oil delivery for July, rallied 0.41% or 0.20 to end at $49.01 per barrel, while the Gold contract for June has witnessed an increase of 0.01% or 0.15 to changed hands at $1254.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY rose 0.21% to 110.19, while EUR/JPY added 0.32% to settle at 123.59.

The U.S. Dollar Index lost about 0.03% at 95.27.

Shares in Taiwan

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Amid the course of Friday’s session, shares of Taiwan rallied, fueled by higher shares in the sectors of Rubber, Auto, and Cement.

The Taiwan Weighted soared 0.44% after the market close.

Meanwhile, Taiwan Weighted’s best performers of the session were Hsin Kao Gas, which added by about 6.66% or 2.10 points to change hands at 33.65 in late trade. Kinsus climbed 6.41% or 4.10 points to settle at 68.10 and Grand Ocean has witnessed a jump of 5.63% or 1.20 points to end at 22.50 at the close.

Among the worst performers of the session were Everlight, which lost 3.03% or 1.40 points to change hands at 44.85 in late trade. Wowprime plunged 3.00% or 3.50 points to settle at 113.00 and Ene has witnessed a decline of 2.90% or 0.45 points to 15.05 at the close.

On the Taiwan Stock Exchange, increasing stocks have outnumbered decreasing ones in a range between 476 to 246 and 128 remained unchanged. 

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