Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.72%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.72%
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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 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ), which rose 6.77% or 43.0 points to trade at 678.0 at the close. Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ) added 4.28% or 49.0 points to end at 1193.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) was up 4.15% or 22.0 points to 552.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TDK Corp (T: 6762 ), which lost 2.80% or 460.0 points to trade at 15950.0 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) declined 2.38% or 95.0 points to end at 3890.0 and Tokyu Corp. (T: 9005 ) shed 2.37% or 34.0 points to 1398.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1786 to 1693 and 252 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.43.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.54% or 0.32 to $60.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.60% or 0.38 to hit $63.66 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 5.40 to trade at $1727.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 109.45, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 130.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 92.148.

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