Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48%
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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 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which rose 8.80% or 360.0 points to trade at 4450.0 at the close. Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) added 6.82% or 52.0 points to end at 815.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) was up 5.39% or 117.0 points to 2288.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 13.72% or 760.0 points to trade at 4780.0 in late trade. Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6178 ) declined 9.18% or 76.8 points to end at 760.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) shed 6.66% or 156.0 points to 2185.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2126 to 1475 and 162 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 32.13.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 4.88% or 1.44 to $30.96 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 3.57% or 1.16 to hit $33.66 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.72% or 12.60 to trade at $1768.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 107.17, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 115.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 100.392.

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