Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.34%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.34%
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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 1.34% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NTN Corp. (T: 6472 ), which rose 8.26% or 18.0 points to trade at 236.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) added 7.10% or 150.0 points to end at 2264.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) was up 6.73% or 178.0 points to 2822.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which lost 6.74% or 250.0 points to trade at 3460.0 in late trade. Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ) declined 4.35% or 102.0 points to end at 2242.5 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 3.34% or 39.0 points to 1130.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2342 to 1157 and 217 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.71% or 0.32 to $45.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.71% or 0.34 to hit $47.54 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.59% or 10.45 to trade at $1791.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 104.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.42% to 124.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 91.722.

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