Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.71%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.71%
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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 0.71%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 3.92% or 280.0 points to trade at 7430.0 at the close. Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) added 3.46% or 118.0 points to end at 3530.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) was up 3.32% or 1470.0 points to 45740.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nomura Holdings Inc (T: 8604 ), which lost 16.33% or 117.7 points to trade at 603.0 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) declined 6.25% or 255.0 points to end at 3825.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) shed 5.91% or 235.0 points to 3740.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1821 to 1775 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 21.43.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.67% or 1.02 to $59.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.13% or 0.73 to hit $63.70 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 3.55 to trade at $1728.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 109.55, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 129.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 92.773.

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