Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.96%
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 0.96% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 6.59% or 705.0 points to trade at 11405.0 at the close. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) added 5.11% or 270.0 points to end at 5550.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 3.75% or 200.0 points to 5540.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Kajima Corp. (T: 1812 ), which lost 3.25% or 48.0 points to trade at 1427.0 in late trade. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) declined 2.70% or 31.0 points to end at 1116.0 and IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) shed 2.45% or 69.0 points to 2751.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1946 to 1516 and 280 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.29 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.31% or 0.22 to $71.10 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.33% or 0.24 to hit $73.10 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 2.85 to trade at $1868.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 110.02, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 133.56.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 90.362.
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