Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.16%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.16%

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 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which rose 5.24% or 54.0 points to trade at 1085.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 5.19% or 127.0 points to end at 2572.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 4.99% or 23.0 points to 484.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6178 ), which lost 6.41% or 68.5 points to trade at 1000.5 in late trade. KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ) declined 3.11% or 112.0 points to end at 3494.0 and Sumitomo Corp. (T: 8053 ) shed 3.06% or 50.5 points to 1597.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2309 to 1269 and 155 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $61.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $64.94 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.74% or 12.65 to trade at $1701.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.36% to 110.17, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 129.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 93.102.

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