Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.22%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.22%
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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 2.22% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ), which rose 8.76% or 55.0 points to trade at 683.0 at the close. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) added 7.84% or 103.0 points to end at 1416.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) was up 6.83% or 57.0 points to 891.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ), which lost 1.15% or 340.0 points to trade at 29270.0 in late trade. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) declined 0.96% or 84.0 points to end at 8639.0 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) shed 0.70% or 13.0 points to 1846.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2969 to 583 and 105 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.65.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.99% or 0.40 to $40.15 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.86% or 0.37 to hit $42.87 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 9.00 to trade at $1810.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 106.98, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 121.10.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.487.

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