Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.14%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.14%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Finance & Investment , Automobiles & Parts and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ), which rose 6.82% or 194.0 points to trade at 3038.0 at the close. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) added 5.70% or 164.0 points to end at 3040.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) was up 3.06% or 130.0 points to 4380.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 4.26% or 250.0 points to trade at 5620.0 in late trade. Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ) declined 3.48% or 52.0 points to end at 1444.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) shed 3.07% or 130.0 points to 4105.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1885 to 1578 and 257 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.73% to 14.82 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 2.54% or 1.63 to $65.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 2.90% or 2.09 to hit $74.06 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 3.65 to trade at $1279.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 111.91, while EUR/JPY rose 0.00% to 125.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 97.030.

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