Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.27%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.27%
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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 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ), which rose 6.97% or 470.0 points to trade at 7210.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 5.51% or 170.0 points to end at 3255.0 and Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) was up 5.16% or 117.0 points to 2385.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 7.20% or 104.0 points to trade at 1340.0 in late trade. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) declined 5.20% or 39.0 points to end at 711.0 and Komatsu Ltd. (T: 6301 ) shed 4.02% or 131.0 points to 3126.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1935 to 1568 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.78.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.62% or 0.43 to $69.19 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.68% or 0.49 to hit $71.40 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 6.45 to trade at $1885.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 109.55, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 133.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 90.218.

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