Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.33%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.33%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Machinery and Chemical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (T: 5802 ), which rose 14.26% or 179.5 points to trade at 1438.5 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) added 9.88% or 242.0 points to end at 2692.5 and NTN Corp. (T: 6472 ) was up 6.09% or 21.0 points to 366.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Meidensha Corp. (T: 6508 ), which lost 15.04% or 71.0 points to trade at 401.0 in late trade. Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. (T: 4041 ) declined 12.28% or 69.0 points to end at 493.0 and The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ) shed 7.32% or 124.0 points to 1569.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1133 to 759 and 110 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.88% to 27.54.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 1.32% or 0.61 to $46.82 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.30% or 0.62 to hit $48.45 a barrel, while the June Gold contract rose 0.76% or 9.65 to trade at $1282.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 108.81, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 123.09.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.01% at 94.59.

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