Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.73%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.73%
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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 added 1.73% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ), which rose 12.48% or 205.0 points to trade at 1848.0 at the close. Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) added 9.35% or 46.0 points to end at 538.0 and ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) was up 7.59% or 182.0 points to 2578.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ), which lost 4.19% or 23.0 points to trade at 526.0 in late trade. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) declined 2.82% or 53.5 points to end at 1844.5 and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ) shed 2.77% or 137.0 points to 4808.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3090 to 576 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 29.80.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.57% or 0.19 to $33.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.06% or 0.02 to hit $35.11 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 7.25 to trade at $1728.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 107.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 117.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 99.953.

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