Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.51%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.51%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Insurance and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ), which rose 6.15% or 220.0 points to trade at 3800.0 at the close. Komatsu Ltd. (T: 6301 ) added 5.43% or 172.0 points to end at 3337.0 and Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ) was up 5.19% or 81.0 points to 1643.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 4.17% or 33.7 points to trade at 773.7 in late trade. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) declined 2.69% or 140.0 points to end at 5060.0 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) shed 2.15% or 66.0 points to 3005.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2340 to 1012 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 11.05% to 18.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.25% or 0.17 to $68.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $73.07 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 1.70 to trade at $1223.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 111.24, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 129.96.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 94.44.

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