Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.35%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.35%
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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 0.35% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ), which rose 7.21% or 65.0 points to trade at 966.0 at the close. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) added 5.94% or 50.0 points to end at 892.0 and Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ) was up 5.82% or 108.0 points to 1964.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which lost 7.16% or 518.0 points to trade at 6712.0 in late trade. Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) declined 5.67% or 83.0 points to end at 1380.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) shed 4.54% or 210.0 points to 4415.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2072 to 1422 and 228 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.40 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.28% or 0.16 to $58.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.21% or 0.13 to hit $62.72 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.69% or 10.45 to trade at $1500.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 107.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 118.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.308.

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