Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.39%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.39%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ), which rose 10.26% or 600.0 points to trade at 6450.0 at the close. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) added 6.86% or 200.0 points to end at 3115.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) was up 6.85% or 85.0 points to 1325.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which lost 10.61% or 76.9 points to trade at 648.2 in late trade. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) declined 4.72% or 130.0 points to end at 2624.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) shed 4.55% or 68.0 points to 1425.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2291 to 1246 and 168 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 30.45 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 4.44% or 1.59 to $34.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 3.77% or 1.43 to hit $36.51 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.80 to trade at $1882.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 104.78, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 121.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.183.

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