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 Monday, as gains in the Machinery , Warehousing and Gas & Water 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 Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ), which rose 4.68% or 77.0 points to trade at 1723.0 at the close. Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ) added 4.33% or 37.4 points to end at 901.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) was up 3.56% or 115.0 points to 3345.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which lost 18.00% or 568.0 points to trade at 2587.0 in late trade. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) declined 11.12% or 291.0 points to end at 2325.0 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) shed 7.07% or 48.0 points to 631.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2024 to 1480 and 201 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.22% to 20.68.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.43% or 0.86 to $61.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 2.01% or 1.41 to hit $71.59 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.60 to trade at $1206.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 114.07, while EUR/JPY fell 0.42% to 128.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.63% at 97.34.

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