Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.87%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.87%
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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 1.87% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which rose 6.46% or 421.0 points to trade at 6939.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 5.88% or 84.5 points to end at 1522.5 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) was up 5.27% or 85.0 points to 1697.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 2.19% or 43.0 points to trade at 1916.0 in late trade. Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) declined 1.69% or 50.0 points to end at 2903.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) shed 1.55% or 43.0 points to 2727.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2886 to 674 and 194 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.34.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.73% or 0.39 to $53.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.61% or 0.36 to hit $58.99 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.11% or 1.65 to trade at $1495.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 108.36, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 119.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.162.

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