Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.03%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.03%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5541 ), which rose 5.76% or 134.00 points to trade at 2,460.00 at the close. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9983 ) added 4.33% or 2,920.00 points to end at 70,290.00 and Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704 ) was up 4.01% or 270.00 points to 7,010.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ), which lost 3.75% or 300.00 points to trade at 7,690.00 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (TYO: 9104 ) declined 2.75% or 85.00 points to end at 3,010.00 and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (TYO: 8801 ) shed 2.30% or 67.50 points to 2,862.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2043 to 1447 and 298 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.82% to 22.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.22% or 1.32 to $109.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.26% or 0.29 to hit $113.21 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 6.40 to trade at $1,807.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.39% to 136.21, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 141.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 105.29.

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