Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

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 added 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 11.90% or 30.0 points to trade at 282.0 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) added 11.04% or 198.0 points to end at 1991.0 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ) was up 7.55% or 207.0 points to 2949.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ), which lost 4.82% or 310.0 points to trade at 6120.0 in late trade. Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) declined 3.48% or 83.0 points to end at 2301.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 3.28% or 64.0 points to 1886.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2236 to 1263 and 230 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.88 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.20% or 0.56 to $47.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.18% or 0.59 to hit $50.56 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 7.10 to trade at $1836.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 103.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 126.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 90.630.

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