Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.81%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.81%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Non-Metal Minerals and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.81% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which rose 5.06% or 85.0 points to trade at 1764.0 at the close. Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ) added 4.66% or 170.0 points to end at 3820.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) was up 4.27% or 222.0 points to 5418.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ), which lost 4.53% or 67.0 points to trade at 1412.5 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) declined 1.20% or 1.0 points to end at 82.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) shed 1.17% or 21.0 points to 1770.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2249 to 938 and 296 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.52% to 13.29.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.27% or 0.12 to $44.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.26% or 0.12 to hit $47.03 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 1.86 to trade at $1248.56 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 111.62, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 124.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.28.

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