Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Electrical/Machinery , Chemical and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.06% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which rose 3.18% or 67.0 points to trade at 2172.0 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 3.11% or 63.0 points to end at 2088.0 and Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) was up 3.10% or 4.0 points to 133.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ), which lost 3.26% or 115.0 points to trade at 3415.0 in late trade. Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) declined 2.59% or 100.0 points to end at 3755.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) shed 2.55% or 85.0 points to 3245.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1736 to 1629 and 237 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.41% to 14.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.15% or 0.10 to $68.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.44% or 0.34 to hit $76.84 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 3.30 to trade at $1219.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 111.11, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 129.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 94.60.

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