Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.91%
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 gained 1.91% to hit a new 5-year high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ), which rose 12.30% or 455.0 points to trade at 4155.0 at the close. Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) added 12.22% or 252.0 points to end at 2314.0 and Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) was up 6.36% or 46.0 points to 769.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 6.62% or 162.0 points to trade at 2284.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 6.49% or 77.0 points to end at 1110.0 and Subaru Corp (T: 7270 ) shed 3.36% or 74.0 points to 2126.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2008 to 1552 and 205 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.27.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.15% or 1.28 to $60.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.63% or 1.02 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 6.20 to trade at $1817.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 105.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.34% to 127.61.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 90.358.
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