Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.82%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.82%
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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 1.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. (T: 4272 ), which rose 10.87% or 123.0 points to trade at 1255.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 10.62% or 600.0 points to end at 6250.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 9.14% or 340.0 points to 4060.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ), which lost 5.69% or 61.0 points to trade at 1011.0 in late trade. West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) declined 3.89% or 230.0 points to end at 5687.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) shed 3.38% or 73.0 points to 2086.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2535 to 1050 and 174 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.93.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.80% or 0.59 to $73.36 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.84% or 0.63 to hit $74.78 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.40% or 7.30 to trade at $1809.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 109.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.20% to 130.41.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 91.998.

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