Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.84%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.84%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Food , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO: 9501 ), which rose 12.95% or 75.00 points to trade at 654.00 at the close. Mitsubishi Corp. (TYO: 8058 ) added 3.98% or 152.00 points to end at 3,972.00 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (TYO: 6479 ) was up 3.53% or 77.00 points to 2,256.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3086 ), which lost 5.63% or 66.00 points to trade at 1,107.00 in late trade. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO: 3099 ) declined 4.24% or 47.00 points to end at 1,061.00 and Nikon Corp. (TYO: 7731 ) shed 4.17% or 63.00 points to 1,449.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2586 to 977 and 222 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.18% to 24.41.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.01% or 0.01 to $108.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.08% or 0.09 to hit $111.72 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 8.25 to trade at $1,809.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 135.46, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 141.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 104.83.

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