Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.45% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Renesas Electronics Corp (TYO: 6723 ), which rose 4.87% or 126.00 points to trade at 2,715.00 at the close. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO: 3099 ) added 4.56% or 96.50 points to end at 2,210.50 and SUMCO Corp. (TYO: 3436 ) was up 3.98% or 95.50 points to 2,496.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ), which lost 6.66% or 516.00 points to trade at 7,232.00 in late trade. DeNA Co Ltd (TYO: 2432 ) declined 6.15% or 92.00 points to end at 1,403.00 and Aozora Bank, Ltd. (TYO: 8304 ) shed 5.84% or 156.50 points to 2,524.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2380 to 1306 and 207 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 7.85% to 20.74.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.13% or 0.10 to $79.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.02% or 0.02 to hit $83.57 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.26% or 5.55 to trade at $2,090.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.17% to 150.37, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 163.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 103.83.

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