Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.66%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.66%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Machinery , Transportation Equipment and Electrical/Machinery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO: 9501 ), which rose 7.21% or 37.00 points to trade at 550.00 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO: 7211 ) added 5.82% or 26.00 points to end at 473.00 and Inpex Corp. (TYO: 1605 ) was up 4.88% or 73.00 points to 1,569.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Z Holdings Corp (TYO: 4689 ), which lost 2.50% or 10.40 points to trade at 406.40 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (TYO: 4755 ) declined 2.18% or 14.00 points to end at 628.00 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (TYO: 6098 ) shed 2.02% or 83.00 points to 4,029.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2615 to 942 and 216 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.52% to 22.73.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.43% or 1.57 to $111.14 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.42% or 1.58 to hit $112.56 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 3.15 to trade at $1,827.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 135.76, while EUR/JPY rose 0.31% to 143.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 103.66.

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