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The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.65% after the closing of trading in Japan.

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Stocks in Japan rose after the close on Tuesday, driven by advances in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus, and Real Estate sectors.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.65% at the Tokyo closing. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) was the greatest performance on the Nikkei 225 during the day, rising 8.57 percent or 430.0 points to close at 5450.0.

In late trade, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) was up 6.37 percent or 410.0 points to 6850.0, while Nippon Yusen K.K. (T:9101) climbed 7.43 percent or 560.0 points to conclude at 8100.0.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012) was the poorest performer of the session, falling 6.59 percent or 182.0 points to close at 2580.0. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501) was down 3.39 percent or 12.0 points to 342.0, while Inpex Corp. (T:1605) was down 3.86 percent or 39.0 points to 971.0. On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, rising equities outpaced dropping ones by 1933, with 1550 ending unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which gauges the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, remained constant at 20.96, down 0 percent. Crude oil for December delivery rose 0.59 percent to $82.17 per barrel.

Brent oil for December delivery increased 0.37 percent or 0.31 to $84.64 a barrel in other commodities trading, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.83 percent or 14.65 to $1780.35 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY exchange rate fell 0.30 percent to 113.97, while the EUR/JPY exchange rate increased 0.06 percent to 132.77. At 93.630, the US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.34 percent.

Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah