Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.78%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.78%
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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 1.78%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ), which rose 6.61% or 444.0 points to trade at 7165.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 6.32% or 285.0 points to end at 4795.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) was up 5.42% or 350.0 points to 6810.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ), which lost 1.71% or 11.0 points to trade at 634.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) declined 1.55% or 46.0 points to end at 2931.0 and Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ) shed 1.54% or 55.0 points to 3510.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2934 to 639 and 165 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.51.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.92% or 1.19 to $63.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.98% or 1.28 to hit $66.03 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 3.90 to trade at $1787.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 109.89, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 128.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 93.358.

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