Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.44%
Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Shipbuilding and Steel sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.44%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 7.33% or 97.0 points to trade at 1421.0 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) added 6.54% or 930.0 points to end at 15145.0 and Komatsu Ltd. (T: 6301 ) was up 6.18% or 162.5 points to 2793.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which lost 6.35% or 187.0 points to trade at 2759.0 in late trade. Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) declined 4.11% or 27.0 points to end at 630.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) shed 3.52% or 59.5 points to 1633.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2866 to 717 and 124 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.14% to 28.15.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.06% or 0.04 to $67.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.13% or 0.10 to hit $77.27 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.60 to trade at $1225.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.40% to 112.82, while EUR/JPY rose 0.38% to 128.30.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 96.51.
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