Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.43%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.43%
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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 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ), which rose 6.83% or 122.0 points to trade at 1908.0 at the close. Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ) added 4.38% or 169.0 points to end at 4028.0 and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) was up 3.82% or 55.0 points to 1495.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which lost 6.44% or 175.0 points to trade at 2542.0 in late trade. Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T: 5703 ) declined 5.96% or 13.0 points to end at 205.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) shed 5.68% or 149.5 points to 2481.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2220 to 1236 and 253 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.57.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.63% or 0.36 to $57.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.60% or 0.38 to hit $64.00 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.85 to trade at $1425.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 108.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 121.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 97.922.

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