Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Transportation Equipment , Banking and Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ), which rose 8.98% or 450.0 points to trade at 5460.0 at the close. Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) added 8.70% or 250.0 points to end at 3125.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) was up 6.88% or 165.0 points to 2562.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which lost 4.88% or 26.0 points to trade at 506.5 in late trade. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) declined 4.08% or 48.0 points to end at 1128.0 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) shed 3.57% or 61.0 points to 1650.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1994 to 1310 and 204 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.77% to 15.01.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.35% or 0.19 to $54.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.37% or 0.22 to hit $60.35 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.11% or 1.40 to trade at $1270.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 113.71, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 132.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 94.70.

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