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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.87%

Published 2021/08/24, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.87%

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 rose 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujikura Ltd. (T:5803), which rose 5.72% or 34.0 points to trade at 628.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) added 4.99% or 340.0 points to end at 7150.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411) was up 4.55% or 67.0 points to 1539.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004), which lost 9.63% or 267.0 points to trade at 2506.0 in late trade. Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T:7272) declined 5.73% or 156.0 points to end at 2565.0 and Olympus Corp. (T:7733) shed 2.67% or 62.5 points to 2281.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2867 to 680 and 204 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.38% or 0.25 to $65.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.45% or 0.31 to hit $68.68 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.65 to trade at $1803.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 109.81, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 128.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 93.040.

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