Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.04%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.04%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Rubber and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which rose 9.08% or 300.0 points to trade at 3605.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 4.30% or 119.0 points to end at 2887.5 and TDK Corp (T: 6762 ) was up 4.01% or 460.0 points to 11930.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ), which lost 5.95% or 125.0 points to trade at 1975.5 in late trade. The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T: 8331 ) declined 4.56% or 38.0 points to end at 796.0 and Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ) shed 4.53% or 30.2 points to 636.8.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2220 to 1163 and 201 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.81% to 16.94.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.51% or 0.36 to $69.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.36% or 0.27 to hit $75.28 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 4.20 to trade at $1217.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.41% to 111.51, while EUR/JPY rose 0.58% to 130.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 94.10.

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