Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.63%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.63%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Retail , Glass and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ), which rose 5.16% or 37.0 points to trade at 754.0 at the close. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ) added 4.64% or 37.0 points to end at 835.0 and Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ) was up 4.64% or 112.0 points to 2526.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ), which lost 3.17% or 37.0 points to trade at 1131.0 in late trade. Kajima Corp. (T: 1812 ) declined 2.68% or 31.0 points to end at 1125.0 and Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ) shed 2.44% or 30.0 points to 1202.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1982 to 1396 and 196 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.04% to 14.55.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.63% or 0.36 to $57.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.73% or 0.46 to hit $63.69 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 1.80 to trade at $1259.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 112.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.23% to 132.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 93.36.

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