Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.50%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.50%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.50% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ), which rose 5.89% or 29.0 points to trade at 521.0 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) added 5.60% or 1800.0 points to end at 33940.0 and Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ) was up 5.49% or 310.0 points to 5960.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ), which lost 1.94% or 49.0 points to trade at 2483.0 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) declined 1.28% or 5.0 points to end at 386.0 and KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ) shed 1.25% or 38.0 points to 3004.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2634 to 914 and 181 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.70.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.00% or 0.43 to $43.49 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.85% or 0.39 to hit $46.43 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.61% or 11.20 to trade at $1826.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 104.42, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 123.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 92.392.

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