Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.55%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.55%
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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 1.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ), which rose 12.81% or 730.0 points to trade at 6430.0 at the close. TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) added 12.44% or 720.0 points to end at 6510.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) was up 9.84% or 256.0 points to 2857.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ), which lost 5.28% or 130.5 points to trade at 2342.5 in late trade. East Japan Railway Co. (T: 9020 ) declined 4.78% or 329.0 points to end at 6561.0 and TDK Corp (T: 6762 ) shed 4.68% or 790.0 points to 16090.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2235 to 1297 and 207 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.63 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.82% or 0.43 to $52.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.04% or 0.57 to hit $55.59 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.87% or 16.05 to trade at $1866.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 104.72, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 127.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 90.543.

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