Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.87%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.87%
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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 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which rose 5.72% or 34.0 points to trade at 628.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 4.99% or 340.0 points to end at 7150.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) was up 4.55% or 67.0 points to 1539.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ), which lost 9.63% or 267.0 points to trade at 2506.0 in late trade. Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ) declined 5.73% or 156.0 points to end at 2565.0 and Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) shed 2.67% or 62.5 points to 2281.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2867 to 680 and 204 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.38% or 0.25 to $65.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.45% or 0.31 to hit $68.68 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.65 to trade at $1803.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 109.81, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 128.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 93.040.

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