Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.56%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.56%
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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 rose 0.56% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which rose 4.17% or 41.0 points to trade at 1025.0 at the close. Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ) added 3.45% or 130.0 points to end at 3900.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) was up 3.00% or 54.5 points to 1869.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ), which lost 1.90% or 37.0 points to trade at 1906.0 in late trade. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) declined 1.84% or 85.0 points to end at 4545.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 1.48% or 65.0 points to 4335.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2593 to 874 and 230 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.41 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.99% or 0.56 to $57.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.88% or 0.54 to hit $62.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.12% or 1.85 to trade at $1513.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 106.95, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 118.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 98.412.

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