Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.12%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.12%
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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 2.12% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Honda Motor Co Ltd (T: 7267 ), which rose 9.42% or 244.0 points to trade at 2833.5 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 8.12% or 28.0 points to end at 373.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) was up 6.51% or 184.0 points to 3010.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 23.64% or 2421.0 points to trade at 7819.0 in late trade. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) declined 7.64% or 155.0 points to end at 1875.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) shed 6.44% or 27.0 points to 392.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2288 to 1232 and 195 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.59.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 2.18% or 0.81 to $37.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 2.10% or 0.83 to hit $40.28 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.65 to trade at $1956.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 103.53, while EUR/JPY rose 0.30% to 123.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.203.

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