Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.97%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.97%
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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 0.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ), which rose 7.19% or 426.0 points to trade at 6351.0 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) added 7.18% or 493.0 points to end at 7364.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) was up 7.11% or 29.0 points to 437.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which lost 5.54% or 22.0 points to trade at 375.0 in late trade. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) declined 3.77% or 120.0 points to end at 3065.0 and Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ) shed 3.71% or 69.0 points to 1791.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2762 to 763 and 210 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.06% or 0.57 to $54.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.98% or 0.55 to hit $56.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.68% or 12.60 to trade at $1851.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 105.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 126.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 90.957.

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