Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.46%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.46%
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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 gained 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd (T: 5101 ), which rose 8.94% or 161.0 points to trade at 1961.0 at the close. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) added 7.90% or 183.0 points to end at 2500.0 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) was up 7.15% or 372.0 points to 5578.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which lost 4.84% or 114.0 points to trade at 2240.5 in late trade. Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) declined 4.18% or 24.0 points to end at 550.0 and Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) shed 4.06% or 181.0 points to 4278.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2576 to 1000 and 176 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.42.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.78% or 0.46 to $59.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.93% or 0.58 to hit $62.72 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.70% or 12.45 to trade at $1789.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.32% to 105.77, while EUR/JPY rose 0.29% to 128.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 90.463.

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