Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.08%
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 gained 1.08% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ), which rose 3.50% or 300.0 points to trade at 8870.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) added 3.41% or 38.0 points to end at 1152.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) was up 3.30% or 57.0 points to 1785.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Keio Corp. (T: 9008 ), which lost 3.74% or 230.0 points to trade at 5920.0 in late trade. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9007 ) declined 3.25% or 86.0 points to end at 2564.0 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) shed 3.19% or 44.0 points to 1335.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1921 to 1550 and 279 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.02 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.10% or 0.07 to $69.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $72.29 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 6.95 to trade at $1819.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 109.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 129.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.500.
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