Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.54%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.54%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ), which rose 5.25% or 240.0 points to trade at 4810.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 5.10% or 400.0 points to end at 8240.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) was up 4.92% or 81.0 points to 1728.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which lost 2.04% or 1480.0 points to trade at 71030.0 in late trade. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) declined 0.98% or 42.0 points to end at 4242.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 0.95% or 19.0 points to 1989.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2855 to 707 and 188 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.46 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.87% or 0.60 to $68.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.32% or 0.23 to hit $71.47 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.85 to trade at $1815.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 109.85, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 129.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 92.698.

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