Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.08%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Gas & Water , Paper & Pulp and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 3.74% or 27.0 points to trade at 749.0 at the close. Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) added 3.63% or 21.0 points to end at 599.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) was up 3.52% or 135.0 points to 3975.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ), which lost 9.03% or 580.0 points to trade at 5840.0 in late trade. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) declined 6.00% or 330.0 points to end at 5170.0 and Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) shed 4.61% or 111.0 points to 2298.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1780 to 1672 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.30% to 19.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.12% or 0.06 to $52.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $59.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 4.25 to trade at $1307.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 109.25, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 125.05.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 95.343.

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