Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ), which rose 13.65% or 58.0 points to trade at 483.0 at the close. Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9001 ) added 11.57% or 337.0 points to end at 3250.0 and Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9007 ) was up 10.56% or 197.0 points to 2063.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 6.80% or 275.0 points to trade at 3770.0 in late trade. Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) declined 6.64% or 42.0 points to end at 591.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) shed 6.19% or 210.0 points to 3180.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2915 to 808 and 84 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 60.67 a new 5-year high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 4.83% or 1.40 to $30.40 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 3.03% or 0.91 to hit $30.96 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1486.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.82% to 106.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.42% to 118.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 98.493.

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