Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.81%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.81%
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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 added 0.81% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which rose 6.89% or 79.0 points to trade at 1225.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 5.83% or 310.0 points to end at 5630.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) was up 5.22% or 68.0 points to 1370.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which lost 5.74% or 579.0 points to trade at 9506.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) declined 3.14% or 73.0 points to end at 2249.0 and Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) shed 2.74% or 27.7 points to 981.8.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1876 to 1739 and 176 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.60.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.37% or 0.13 to $35.36 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.45% or 0.17 to hit $37.67 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.90 to trade at $1753.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 107.56, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 119.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 97.965.

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