EconomyEditor's PickNewsJapan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.23%

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(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.23% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.23%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:7205), which rose 6.80% or 45.0 points to trade at 707.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501) added 6.38% or 18.0 points to end at 300.0 and Central Japan Railway Co. (T:9022) was up 6.22% or 915.0 points to 15615.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035), which fell 1.60% or 440.0 points to trade at 27125.0 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (T:4751) declined 1.42% or 90.0 points to end at 6250.0 and KDDI Corp. (T:9433) was down 0.82% or 22.0 points to 2655.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2996 to 574 and 139 ended unchanged.

Shares in KDDI Corp. (T:9433) fell to 52-week lows; losing 0.82% or 22.0 to 2655.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.96 a new 3-months high.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.67% or 0.62 to $37.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.55% or 0.61 to hit $39.88 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.73% or 14.00 to trade at $1893.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 105.59, while EUR/JPY rose 0.39% to 123.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.858.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.23%

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