Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.49%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.49%
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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 rose 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 4.42% or 315.0 points to trade at 7440.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 3.67% or 200.0 points to end at 5650.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) was up 2.27% or 86.0 points to 3873.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DIC Corp (T: 4631 ), which lost 4.07% or 127.0 points to trade at 2993.0 in late trade. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) declined 3.40% or 23.0 points to end at 653.0 and Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ) shed 3.31% or 25.5 points to 744.6.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2046 to 1486 and 224 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.80.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.31% or 0.18 to $58.01 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.17% or 0.11 to hit $63.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 4.55 to trade at $1463.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 108.90, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 120.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 97.775.

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