Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%
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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 0.73% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T: 8766 ), which rose 6.20% or 356.0 points to trade at 6098.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) added 6.19% or 163.0 points to end at 2797.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) was up 5.24% or 36.9 points to 740.9 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ), which lost 2.79% or 200.0 points to trade at 6980.0 in late trade. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) declined 2.72% or 57.0 points to end at 2042.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) shed 2.27% or 7.0 points to 302.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2519 to 1024 and 225 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.86.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.58% or 0.41 to $70.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.53% or 0.39 to hit $73.90 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.35 to trade at $1793.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 109.99, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 130.09.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.498.

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