Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.84%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Transport , Transportation Equipment and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.84%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Showa Denko K.K. (TYO: 4004 ), which rose 6.55% or 152.00 points to trade at 2,471.00 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (TYO: 4751 ) added 6.29% or 76.00 points to end at 1,285.00 and Rakuten Inc (TYO: 4755 ) was up 5.48% or 32.00 points to 616.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Nichirei Corp. (TYO: 2871 ), which lost 1.59% or 36.00 points to trade at 2,224.00 in late trade. KDDI Corp. (TYO: 9433 ) declined 0.72% or 32.00 points to end at 4,416.00 and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9532 ) shed 0.62% or 15.00 points to 2,414.00.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3206 to 376 and 174 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.06% to 26.20.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.76% or 1.90 to $109.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.85% or 0.97 to hit $115.10 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.26% or 4.85 to trade at $1,835.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 135.16, while EUR/JPY rose 0.42% to 142.56.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 103.94.
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