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 Precision Instruments , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Non-Metal Minerals 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 NTN Corp. (TYO: 6472 ), which rose 11.68% or 25.00 points to trade at 239.00 at the close. Fujikura Ltd. (TYO: 5803 ) added 7.33% or 51.00 points to end at 747.00 and NTT Data Corp. (TYO: 9613 ) was up 6.34% or 120.00 points to 2,014.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5714 ), which lost 13.06% or 665.00 points to trade at 4,425.00 in late trade. Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (TYO: 7272 ) declined 9.11% or 255.00 points to end at 2,545.00 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4005 ) shed 8.93% or 51.00 points to 520.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2160 to 1427 and 187 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 9.32% to 26.75.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.52% or 0.57 to $108.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.80% or 0.89 to hit $110.66 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 2.56 to trade at $1,805.64 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 129.24, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 134.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 104.49.

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