Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.45%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Insurance , Finance & Investment and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T: 8630 ), which rose 4.27% or 184.0 points to trade at 4491.0 at the close. Kubota Corp. (T: 6326 ) added 4.22% or 71.0 points to end at 1751.5 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) was up 3.84% or 88.0 points to 2380.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which lost 1.56% or 31.0 points to trade at 1950.0 in late trade. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) declined 1.20% or 13.0 points to end at 1074.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 0.99% or 80.0 points to 8004.9.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2190 to 861 and 318 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.49% to 17.14.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.99% or 0.50 to $51.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.93% or 0.50 to hit $54.11 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.15 to trade at $1254.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 111.43, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 124.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 97.29.

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