Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.65%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Retail , Services and Electrical/Machinery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ), which rose 7.35% or 590.00 points to trade at 8,620.00 at the close. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5202 ) added 5.65% or 21.00 points to end at 393.00 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO: 7012 ) was up 5.22% or 128.00 points to 2,579.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4568 ), which lost 2.93% or 106.00 points to trade at 3,508.00 in late trade. Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (TYO: 9503 ) declined 2.78% or 39.00 points to end at 1,363.00 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO: 9501 ) shed 2.38% or 14.00 points to 575.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2187 to 1351 and 252 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.51% to 21.67 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.39% or 0.39 to $99.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.35% or 0.37 to hit $106.64 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 4.00 to trade at $1,706.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 137.93, while EUR/JPY rose 0.51% to 140.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 106.74.

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