Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.25%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.25%
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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 gained 0.25% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ), which rose 2.48% or 89.0 points to trade at 3676.0 at the close. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (T: 8601 ) added 2.46% or 11.9 points to end at 495.3 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) was up 2.32% or 13.0 points to 574.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 2.71% or 80.0 points to trade at 2868.0 in late trade. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) declined 2.67% or 182.0 points to end at 6632.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 2.36% or 27.0 points to 1118.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2357 to 1140 and 250 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.22% or 0.12 to $53.99 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $59.42 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.25 to trade at $1493.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 108.55, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 121.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.072.

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