Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.52%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.52%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which rose 4.76% or 16.0 points to trade at 352.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) added 4.67% or 37.0 points to end at 829.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) was up 4.62% or 28.0 points to 634.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 5.04% or 520.0 points to trade at 9790.0 in late trade. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) declined 2.79% or 270.0 points to end at 9410.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) shed 1.83% or 85.0 points to 4555.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2465 to 1055 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 17.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.53% or 0.39 to $74.49 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.49% or 0.37 to hit $75.53 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 4.95 to trade at $1810.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 110.38, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 130.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 92.250.

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