Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 3.12%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 3.12%
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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 3.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ), which rose 10.31% or 530.0 points to trade at 5670.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 10.19% or 490.0 points to end at 5300.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 10.16% or 355.0 points to 3850.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which added 0.19% or 10.0 points to trade at 5340.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) added 0.65% or 17.0 points to end at 2632.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) gained 0.80% or 10.0 points to 1257.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3281 to 337 and 128 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.29% or 0.21 to $72.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $74.84 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.80 to trade at $1781.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 110.42, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 131.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 91.968.

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