Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.81%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.81%
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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 added 0.81% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ), which rose 7.77% or 129.0 points to trade at 1789.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) added 6.37% or 24.0 points to end at 401.0 and Obayashi Corp. (T: 1802 ) was up 5.95% or 67.0 points to 1193.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which lost 13.31% or 422.5 points to trade at 2752.5 in late trade. Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ) declined 3.40% or 16.0 points to end at 454.0 and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) shed 3.28% or 62.0 points to 1830.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2077 to 1443 and 233 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.67.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.28% or 0.16 to $57.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.31% or 0.19 to hit $62.37 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 4.25 to trade at $1452.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 109.26, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 120.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 98.120.

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