Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.09%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 4.37% or 78.0 points to trade at 1861.0 at the close. Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) added 3.09% or 180.0 points to end at 6010.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) was up 2.56% or 90.0 points to 3600.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which lost 5.47% or 560.0 points to trade at 9670.0 in late trade. KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ) declined 5.22% or 162.5 points to end at 2953.5 and NTT Docomo, Inc. (T: 9437 ) shed 4.00% or 117.5 points to 2820.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2396 to 1004 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.28% to 17.02.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $65.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.18% or 0.13 to hit $72.34 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.51% or 6.10 to trade at $1200.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 110.18, while EUR/JPY rose 0.44% to 126.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 95.45.

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