Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.24%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.24%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Communication and Steel sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which rose 4.72% or 234.0 points to trade at 5191.0 at the close. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ) added 4.03% or 155.0 points to end at 4004.0 and Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (T: 8830 ) was up 3.92% or 158.0 points to 4192.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 5.72% or 205.0 points to trade at 3380.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) declined 3.76% or 96.0 points to end at 2460.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) shed 3.27% or 13.0 points to 384.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1995 to 1516 and 212 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.33% to 18.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.35% or 0.85 to $63.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.33% or 0.96 to hit $73.17 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.85 to trade at $1276.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 110.09, while EUR/JPY rose 0.27% to 122.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.803.

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