Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.19%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.19%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Precision Instruments sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sony Corp (T: 6758 ), which rose 9.26% or 445.0 points to trade at 5250.0 at the close. JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) added 7.29% or 114.0 points to end at 1678.0 and NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) was up 4.46% or 170.0 points to 3985.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which lost 2.97% or 160.0 points to trade at 5220.0 in late trade. Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ) declined 2.94% or 41.0 points to end at 1352.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) shed 2.85% or 19.0 points to 648.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2181 to 1267 and 248 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.49% to 16.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.34% or 0.22 to $64.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.21% or 0.15 to hit $71.25 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 3.95 to trade at $1305.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 111.25, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 125.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 96.562.

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