Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.11%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.11%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power , Shipbuilding and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO: 3099 ), which rose 4.87% or 48.00 points to trade at 1,034.00 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4568 ) added 4.44% or 153.00 points to end at 3,596.00 and Konami Corp. (TYO: 9766 ) was up 4.20% or 300.00 points to 7,440.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (TYO: 6506 ), which lost 5.61% or 255.00 points to trade at 4,290.00 in late trade. Toray Industries, Inc. (TYO: 3402 ) declined 5.12% or 38.30 points to end at 709.30 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO: 8035 ) shed 1.38% or 600.00 points to 42,950.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2817 to 752 and 212 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.09% to 22.41.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.89% or 1.98 to $102.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.64% or 1.75 to hit $105.27 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 6.00 to trade at $1,736.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.54% to 136.82, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 138.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 107.32.

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