Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.43%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.43%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power , Transportation Equipment and Precision Instruments sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 9107 ), which rose 9.64% or 760.00 points to trade at 8,640.00 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO: 9501 ) added 7.55% or 36.00 points to end at 513.00 and Otsuka Holdings Ltd (TYO: 4578 ) was up 5.38% or 245.00 points to 4,797.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5232 ), which lost 3.97% or 140.00 points to trade at 3,385.00 in late trade. KDDI Corp. (TYO: 9433 ) declined 2.34% or 104.00 points to end at 4,338.00 and Keio Corp. (TYO: 9008 ) shed 2.14% or 100.00 points to 4,575.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2403 to 1120 and 286 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.64% to 23.08.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.56% or 0.60 to $108.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.62% or 0.68 to hit $109.78 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 9.85 to trade at $1,840.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 135.04, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 142.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 103.63.

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