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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

Published 2019/10/28, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.30%

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 rose 0.30% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T:3436), which rose 5.33% or 97.0 points to trade at 1917.0 at the close. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:6479) added 4.53% or 89.0 points to end at 2055.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:6857) was up 3.80% or 210.0 points to 5740.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taisei Corp. (T:1801), which lost 3.20% or 140.0 points to trade at 4240.0 in late trade. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T:8766) declined 2.84% or 163.0 points to end at 5586.0 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (T:4063) shed 2.75% or 335.0 points to 11855.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1931 to 1587 and 254 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.78 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.48% or 0.27 to $56.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.87% or 0.54 to hit $61.48 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 4.65 to trade at $1509.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 108.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 120.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.578.

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