Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.33%
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 added 1.33%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ), which rose 5.93% or 69.0 points to trade at 1233.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) added 5.27% or 78.0 points to end at 1558.0 and Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) was up 5.05% or 35.0 points to 728.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which lost 5.28% or 40.0 points to trade at 718.0 in late trade. Nomura Holdings Inc (T: 8604 ) declined 1.47% or 7.2 points to end at 482.4 and NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) shed 1.34% or 70.0 points to 5170.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1899 to 1592 and 209 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 32.42.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.83% or 0.33 to $39.37 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.55% or 0.23 to hit $41.62 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 5.40 to trade at $1786.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 107.70, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 120.73.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 97.688.
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