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 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which rose 3.43% or 16.0 points to trade at 483.0 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) added 3.29% or 170.0 points to end at 5340.0 and Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) was up 3.15% or 825.0 points to 27045.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ), which lost 5.36% or 50.0 points to trade at 883.0 in late trade. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) declined 3.06% or 57.0 points to end at 1807.0 and Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) shed 2.92% or 70.5 points to 2342.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1884 to 1597 and 269 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.93 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.76% or 0.54 to $71.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.88% or 0.64 to hit $73.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.07% or 20.20 to trade at $1859.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 109.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 132.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 90.468.

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