Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.78%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.78%

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 gained 0.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which rose 4.19% or 54.0 points to trade at 1342.0 at the close. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ) added 4.18% or 112.0 points to end at 2793.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) was up 4.16% or 97.0 points to 2426.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Panasonic Corp (T: 6752 ), which lost 2.29% or 22.7 points to trade at 967.7 in late trade. Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) declined 2.14% or 70.0 points to end at 3205.0 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) shed 1.94% or 21.0 points to 1063.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2595 to 970 and 221 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.36% or 0.21 to $57.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $62.60 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.33% or 4.90 to trade at $1465.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.18% to 108.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 120.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 98.145.

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