Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.55%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.55%
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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 rose 2.55% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ), which rose 13.58% or 188.0 points to trade at 1572.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) added 9.93% or 143.0 points to end at 1583.0 and West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) was up 8.33% or 564.0 points to 7332.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which lost 5.59% or 18.0 points to trade at 304.0 in late trade. Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) declined 2.84% or 85.0 points to end at 2904.0 and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) shed 2.55% or 47.0 points to 1797.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2639 to 1031 and 134 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.73.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 3.64% or 1.21 to $34.46 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 2.36% or 0.84 to hit $36.37 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 7.05 to trade at $1728.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 107.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.48% to 117.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 99.470.

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