Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.98%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.98%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Rubber and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.98% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which rose 4.31% or 10.0 points to trade at 242.0 at the close. NTN Corp. (T: 6472 ) added 4.07% or 15.0 points to end at 384.0 and Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) was up 4.06% or 58.0 points to 1488.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5201 ), which lost 2.18% or 15.0 points to trade at 672.0 in late trade. Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) declined 2.01% or 6.0 points to end at 292.0 and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) shed 1.83% or 21.0 points to 1124.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1357 to 494 and 146 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.15% to 25.81.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.51% or 0.25 to $49.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.30% or 0.15 to hit $50.21 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.14% or 1.75 to trade at $1214.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 111.19, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 123.75.

The US Dollar Index was unchanged 0.00% at 95.72.

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