Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.17%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.17%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which rose 24.10% or 300.0 points to trade at 1545.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 7.78% or 42.0 points to end at 582.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 7.02% or 157.0 points to 2395.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ), which lost 3.93% or 290.0 points to trade at 7090.0 in late trade. Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ) declined 3.44% or 95.0 points to end at 2663.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) shed 2.55% or 15.8 points to 604.7.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2666 to 894 and 198 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.01 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.73% or 0.48 to $66.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.71% or 0.49 to hit $69.71 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.45 to trade at $1724.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 109.16, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 130.24.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 91.782.

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