Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.42%
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 gained 0.42% to hit a new 5-year high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ), which rose 6.99% or 171.0 points to trade at 2619.0 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) added 4.59% or 55.0 points to end at 1254.0 and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T: 8766 ) was up 4.45% or 235.0 points to 5511.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ), which lost 5.00% or 280.0 points to trade at 5320.0 in late trade. Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) declined 2.45% or 54.0 points to end at 2150.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) shed 2.31% or 107.0 points to 4520.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2291 to 1237 and 171 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.66.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.19% or 0.08 to $41.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.46% or 0.20 to hit $44.02 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.45 to trade at $1886.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 104.53, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 123.88.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 92.562.
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