Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.60%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.60%
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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 1.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ), which rose 5.63% or 107.0 points to trade at 2008.0 at the close. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ) added 5.60% or 289.0 points to end at 5446.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) was up 4.59% or 40.0 points to 911.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which lost 1.09% or 5.0 points to trade at 453.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) declined 0.98% or 34.0 points to end at 3433.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 0.95% or 17.0 points to 1770.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3086 to 538 and 167 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.87 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.62% or 0.39 to $62.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.71% or 0.49 to hit $68.42 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.45 to trade at $1571.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 108.31, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 121.04.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.445.

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