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 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 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which rose 13.80% or 53.0 points to trade at 437.0 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) added 7.93% or 26.0 points to end at 354.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 7.71% or 420.0 points to 5870.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ), which lost 2.01% or 36.0 points to trade at 1754.0 in late trade. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) declined 1.99% or 21.0 points to end at 1033.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 1.90% or 36.0 points to 1860.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1842 to 1671 and 216 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.29 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.29% or 0.15 to $52.57 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.97% or 0.53 to hit $55.28 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.55% or 10.15 to trade at $1840.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.37% to 104.08, while EUR/JPY rose 0.49% to 125.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 90.715.

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