Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.15%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Banking and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.15% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ), which rose 4.91% or 115.0 points to trade at 2459.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) added 4.39% or 144.0 points to end at 3424.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) was up 4.13% or 331.0 points to 8336.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 6.28% or 235.0 points to trade at 3505.0 in late trade. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) declined 3.23% or 200.0 points to end at 5990.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) shed 3.11% or 221.0 points to 6885.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2628 to 843 and 174 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.43% to 16.17.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.62% or 0.45 to $72.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.92% or 0.74 to hit $81.27 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.20 to trade at $1203.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 112.91, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 132.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 93.88.

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