Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.13%
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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 gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ), which rose 7.23% or 71.0 points to trade at 1053.0 at the close. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) added 6.56% or 210.0 points to end at 3410.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 6.24% or 420.0 points to 7150.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DIC Corp (T: 4631 ), which lost 10.08% or 302.0 points to trade at 2695.0 in late trade. Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) declined 7.20% or 163.0 points to end at 2100.0 and Denka Co Ltd (T: 4061 ) shed 5.50% or 200.0 points to 3435.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1810 to 1736 and 223 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.64% or 0.58 to $90.74 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.73% or 0.68 to hit $92.01 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 4.15 to trade at $1817.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.34% to 115.51, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 131.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 95.722.

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