Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.88%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.88%
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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 1.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 13.74% or 1185.0 points to trade at 9811.0 at the close. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) added 11.83% or 276.0 points to end at 2610.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) was up 10.20% or 75.0 points to 810.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 4.18% or 145.0 points to trade at 3320.0 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) declined 3.69% or 24.0 points to end at 626.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 3.54% or 210.0 points to 5720.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2716 to 867 and 122 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.50.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.86% or 0.36 to $42.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.53% or 0.24 to hit $45.23 a barrel, while the October Gold Futures contract fell 1.46% or 29.60 to trade at $2000.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 106.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 124.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 93.588.

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