Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%
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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 rose 0.86% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which rose 11.26% or 248.0 points to trade at 2450.0 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 9.86% or 623.0 points to end at 6943.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) was up 5.59% or 139.0 points to 2624.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which lost 15.30% or 247.0 points to trade at 1367.0 in late trade. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (T: 3105 ) declined 10.97% or 104.0 points to end at 844.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) shed 3.12% or 23.1 points to 717.2.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2130 to 1360 and 265 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.46% or 0.32 to $68.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.24% or 0.17 to hit $72.39 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.63% or 11.55 to trade at $1822.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 109.92, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 130.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 92.172.

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