Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.02%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.02%
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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 gained 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which rose 3.55% or 11.0 points to trade at 321.0 at the close. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) added 3.00% or 8.0 points to end at 275.0 and Sojitz Corp. (T: 2768 ) was up 2.78% or 9.0 points to 333.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which lost 4.28% or 190.0 points to trade at 4250.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) declined 3.59% or 64.0 points to end at 1718.0 and Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) shed 2.26% or 415.0 points to 17955.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2272 to 1163 and 259 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.41.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.89% or 0.49 to $54.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.43% or 0.25 to hit $58.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 6.75 to trade at $1536.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 106.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.34% to 116.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 99.260.

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