Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.77%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.77%
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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 1.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Panasonic Corp (T: 6752 ), which rose 5.64% or 81.5 points to trade at 1527.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 5.41% or 280.0 points to end at 5460.0 and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (T: 9432 ) was up 5.39% or 167.0 points to 3267.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which lost 3.91% or 111.0 points to trade at 2727.0 in late trade. Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) declined 3.63% or 77.0 points to end at 2047.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) shed 3.11% or 40.0 points to 1248.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2634 to 871 and 251 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.14.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.33% or 0.28 to $83.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.18% or 0.15 to hit $85.02 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 4.05 to trade at $1802.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 114.01, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 132.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.910.

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