Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.74%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.74%
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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 rose 0.74% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ), which rose 5.06% or 109.0 points to trade at 2263.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ) added 4.96% or 144.0 points to end at 3046.0 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) was up 4.85% or 42.0 points to 908.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ), which lost 2.90% or 24.0 points to trade at 804.0 in late trade. DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) declined 2.77% or 52.0 points to end at 1824.0 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) shed 2.70% or 22.0 points to 794.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2293 to 1281 and 193 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.19% or 0.09 to $48.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.29% or 0.15 to hit $51.19 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 6.80 to trade at $1890.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 103.48, while EUR/JPY rose 0.23% to 126.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 90.032.

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