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 added 2.12% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ), which rose 17.47% or 94.0 points to trade at 632.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) added 12.66% or 51.0 points to end at 454.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 9.84% or 36.0 points to 402.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AGC Inc (T: 5201 ), which lost 2.97% or 115.0 points to trade at 3755.0 in late trade. Sony Corp (T: 6758 ) declined 2.85% or 355.0 points to end at 12095.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) shed 2.58% or 132.0 points to 4978.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2548 to 1045 and 158 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.79.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.06% or 0.60 to $57.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.65% or 0.39 to hit $59.95 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.30 to trade at $1817.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 105.50, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 126.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 91.058.

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