Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.99%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.99%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Marine Transport , Communication and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.99% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ), which rose 4.79% or 1530.0 points to trade at 33450.0 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) added 4.77% or 270.0 points to end at 5930.0 and Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) was up 3.51% or 24.0 points to 707.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 2.63% or 72.0 points to trade at 2664.5 in late trade. Nisshin Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5413 ) declined 2.41% or 47.0 points to end at 1904.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) shed 2.34% or 53.0 points to 2211.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1707 to 1645 and 225 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.91.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.26% or 0.17 to $64.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.44% or 0.31 to hit $69.95 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 4.10 to trade at $1339.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 110.77, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 135.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 90.36.

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