Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.61%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.61%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Precision Instruments and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.61% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ), which rose 5.23% or 33.0 points to trade at 664.0 at the close. Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) added 3.79% or 230.0 points to end at 6300.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) was up 3.71% or 84.0 points to 2350.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Obayashi Corp. (T: 1802 ), which lost 7.19% or 107.0 points to trade at 1381.0 in late trade. Kajima Corp. (T: 1812 ) declined 4.12% or 49.0 points to end at 1139.0 and Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ) shed 2.74% or 170.0 points to 6045.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2239 to 1054 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.96% to 15.54 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.09% or 0.05 to $57.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $63.40 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.25% or 3.10 to trade at $1251.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 113.44, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 133.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 93.78.

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