Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Shipbuilding and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which rose 14.93% or 205.00 points to trade at 1,578.00 at the close. Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ) added 9.69% or 182.00 points to end at 2,060.00 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) was up 6.70% or 179.00 points to 2,851.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9532 ), which lost 5.44% or 121.00 points to trade at 2,105.00 in late trade. Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ) declined 3.11% or 73.00 points to end at 2,276.00 and Obayashi Corp. (T: 1802 ) shed 2.95% or 27.00 points to 887.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2338 to 1232 and 209 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.24% to 28.60.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 3.36% or 3.67 to $105.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 3.15% or 3.55 to hit $109.12 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 7.35 to trade at $1,977.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.42% to 117.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.58% to 128.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 99.11.

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