Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.24%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.24%
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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 rose 2.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which rose 17.95% or 100.0 points to trade at 657.0 at the close. Japan Tobacco Inc (T: 2914 ) added 7.59% or 137.5 points to end at 1949.5 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) was up 6.65% or 88.0 points to 1411.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ), which lost 9.99% or 167.0 points to trade at 1505.0 in late trade. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) declined 7.13% or 420.0 points to end at 5470.0 and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ) shed 5.56% or 66.0 points to 1122.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2705 to 875 and 114 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.96.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.51% or 0.61 to $39.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 1.26% or 0.55 to hit $42.97 a barrel, while the October Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 3.90 to trade at $1977.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 105.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 124.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 93.523.

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