Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.15%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.15%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Transportation Equipment , Construction and Chemical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 2.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ), which rose 8.21% or 519.0 points to trade at 6840.0 at the close. Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ) added 8.05% or 38.0 points to end at 510.0 and Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5201 ) was up 8.01% or 50.0 points to 674.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Marubeni Corp. (T: 8002 ), which lost 6.40% or 36.3 points to trade at 530.6 in late trade. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ) declined 4.45% or 22.0 points to end at 472.0 and IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) shed 3.27% or 8.0 points to 237.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1688 to 266 and 49 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.07% to 26.49.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.41% or 0.18 to $43.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.87% or 0.38 to hit $44.01 a barrel, while the June Gold contract rose 0.14% or 1.75 to trade at $1268.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.36% to 108.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.45% to 123.85.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.04% at 94.10.

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