Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.07%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.07%
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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 rose 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which rose 4.38% or 14.0 points to trade at 334.0 at the close. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) added 4.10% or 107.0 points to end at 2718.0 and JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) was up 2.73% or 14.3 points to 538.3 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 3.96% or 86.0 points to trade at 2087.0 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) declined 3.32% or 164.0 points to end at 4783.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) shed 3.22% or 120.0 points to 3605.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2166 to 1333 and 218 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.31% or 0.18 to $57.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.08% or 0.05 to hit $64.06 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 3.85 to trade at $1396.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 108.88, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 122.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.053.

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