Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.54%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.54%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , Paper & Pulp and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which rose 5.56% or 245.0 points to trade at 4655.0 at the close. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ) added 4.65% or 180.0 points to end at 4055.0 and Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) was up 4.13% or 125.0 points to 3155.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ), which lost 8.60% or 89.0 points to trade at 946.0 in late trade. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) declined 4.45% or 430.0 points to end at 9230.0 and Kao Corp. (T: 4452 ) shed 3.68% or 312.0 points to 8162.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1821 to 1514 and 213 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.09% to 21.24.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.26% or 0.80 to $64.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.28% or 0.88 to hit $69.53 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.10 to trade at $1339.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 107.04, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 131.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 89.54.

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