Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.98%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.98%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Real Estate , Precision Instruments and Steel sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sompo Holdings Inc (TYO: 8630 ), which rose 7.93% or 402.00 points to trade at 5,471.00 at the close. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (TYO: 8766 ) added 7.64% or 518.00 points to end at 7,300.00 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (TYO: 8725 ) was up 6.72% or 252.00 points to 4,000.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tosoh Corp. (TYO: 4042 ), which lost 4.48% or 88.00 points to trade at 1,876.00 in late trade. Chiyoda Corp. (TYO: 6366 ) declined 3.99% or 18.00 points to end at 433.00 and JGC Corp. (TYO: 1963 ) shed 3.53% or 62.00 points to 1,693.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2699 to 865 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.66% to 23.68.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.86% or 0.95 to $111.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.00% or 1.10 to hit $111.09 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.63% or 11.66 to trade at $1,853.76 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 127.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.29% to 135.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 102.62.

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