Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.10% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mazda Motor Corp (TYO: 7261 ), which rose 4.17% or 47.00 points to trade at 1,173.00 at the close. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (TYO: 5406 ) added 3.81% or 27.00 points to end at 736.00 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (TYO: 5411 ) was up 3.61% or 57.00 points to 1,636.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO: 7012 ), which lost 4.36% or 127.00 points to trade at 2,787.00 in late trade. NTT Data Corp. (TYO: 9613 ) declined 2.52% or 51.00 points to end at 1,969.00 and Advantest Corp. (TYO: 6857 ) shed 2.51% or 230.00 points to 8,950.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1838 to 1647 and 274 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.79% to 19.35.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.35% or 0.42 to $118.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.24% or 0.29 to hit $119.80 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.50 to trade at $1,848.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.57% to 132.63, while EUR/JPY rose 0.56% to 141.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 102.54.

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