Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.96%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.96%
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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 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Subaru Corp (T: 7270 ), which rose 4.93% or 135.0 points to trade at 2874.0 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ) added 3.66% or 190.0 points to end at 5380.0 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) was up 3.43% or 26.0 points to 784.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ), which lost 2.05% or 80.0 points to trade at 3825.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) declined 1.82% or 54.0 points to end at 2913.5 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 1.49% or 15.0 points to 994.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2205 to 1230 and 274 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 20.81.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.39% or 0.21 to $53.85 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.31% or 0.18 to hit $58.30 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.43% or 6.65 to trade at $1543.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.47% to 105.62, while EUR/JPY fell 0.36% to 117.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 97.782.

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