Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.20%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.20%
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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 1.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which unchanged 0% or 0 points to trade at 366.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) unchanged 0% or 0 points to end at 8780.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was unchanged 0% or 0 points to 357.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which unchanged 0% or 0 points to trade at 3330.0 in late trade. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) unchanged 0% or 0 points to end at 1729.0 and Chiba Bank Ltd (T: 8331 ) 0% or 0 points to 770.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2365 to 1245 and 177 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 3.68% or 3.32 to $93.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.10% or 1.95 to hit $94.94 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.63% or 12.05 to trade at $1911.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0% to 114.74, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0% to 129.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.112.

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