Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.25%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.25%

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 2.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ), which rose 6.60% or 1705.0 points to trade at 27535.0 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) added 6.47% or 350.0 points to end at 5760.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) was up 5.66% or 175.0 points to 3265.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 2.74% or 100.0 points to trade at 3550.0 in late trade. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) declined 1.54% or 165.0 points to end at 10530.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) shed 1.31% or 70.0 points to 5270.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3020 to 577 and 161 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.75.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.60% or 0.45 to $74.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.65% or 0.49 to hit $75.06 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.43% or 7.80 to trade at $1802.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 110.17, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 130.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.168.

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