Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.59%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.59%
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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 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 4.85% or 61.0 points to trade at 1318.0 at the close. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) added 4.73% or 81.0 points to end at 1792.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) was up 4.67% or 185.0 points to 4150.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which lost 4.54% or 309.0 points to trade at 6495.0 in late trade. Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) declined 2.44% or 85.0 points to end at 3395.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) shed 1.92% or 100.0 points to 5120.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2571 to 966 and 182 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.35.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.63% or 0.34 to $54.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.44% or 0.26 to hit $59.51 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 6.75 to trade at $1466.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.31% to 108.39, while EUR/JPY rose 0.20% to 118.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 99.172.

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