Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%
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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 added 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 8.57% or 430.0 points to trade at 5450.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 7.43% or 560.0 points to end at 8100.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 6.37% or 410.0 points to 6850.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ), which lost 6.59% or 182.0 points to trade at 2580.0 in late trade. Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) declined 3.86% or 39.0 points to end at 971.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) shed 3.39% or 12.0 points to 342.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1933 to 1550 and 270 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.96.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.59% or 0.48 to $82.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.38% or 0.32 to hit $84.65 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.83% or 14.70 to trade at $1780.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.30% to 113.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 132.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 93.627.

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