Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.41%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.41%
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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 2.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ), which rose 8.12% or 132.0 points to trade at 1757.0 at the close. Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ) added 5.92% or 78.0 points to end at 1396.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) was up 5.57% or 30.0 points to 569.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 2.02% or 24.0 points to trade at 1167.0 in late trade. West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) declined 0.88% or 57.0 points to end at 6457.0 and Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) shed 0.87% or 28.0 points to 3175.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2797 to 823 and 144 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.30.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.82% or 1.12 to $62.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.83% or 1.18 to hit $65.60 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.53% or 26.45 to trade at $1755.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 106.57, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 128.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 90.767.

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