Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.17%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.17%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Pharmaceutical Industry and Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.17% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hitachi Zosen Corp. (TYO: 7004 ), which rose 8.69% or 100.00 points to trade at 1,251.00 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (TYO: 6506 ) added 6.04% or 352.00 points to end at 6,182.00 and Otsuka Holdings Ltd (TYO: 4578 ) was up 5.23% or 302.00 points to 6,074.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9009 ), which lost 4.01% or 299.00 points to trade at 7,164.00 in late trade. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (TYO: 8830 ) declined 3.21% or 148.00 points to end at 4,467.00 and Mercari Inc (TYO: 4385 ) shed 3.00% or 63.50 points to 2,055.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2105 to 1526 and 252 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 9.46% to 21.41.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.24% or 0.19 to $77.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.22% or 0.18 to hit $81.85 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 4.25 to trade at $2,043.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 150.49, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 163.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 103.69.

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