Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.28%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.28%
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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 1.28% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 6.85% or 600.0 points to trade at 9360.0 at the close. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) added 5.09% or 256.0 points to end at 5287.0 and Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ) was up 4.54% or 19.6 points to 451.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 4.48% or 69.0 points to trade at 1470.0 in late trade. Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ) declined 4.27% or 140.0 points to end at 3140.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) shed 3.55% or 135.0 points to 3665.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2101 to 1458 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.03% or 0.61 to $60.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.24% or 0.15 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 3.45 to trade at $1819.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 105.52, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 128.01.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 90.343.

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