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 Mining , Construction and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which rose 4.93% or 170.0 points to trade at 3620.0 at the close. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ) added 4.61% or 140.0 points to end at 3178.0 and IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) was up 3.94% or 104.0 points to 2743.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 6.11% or 89.0 points to trade at 1367.0 in late trade. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) declined 4.38% or 180.0 points to end at 3925.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 4.17% or 51.0 points to 1173.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1878 to 1560 and 275 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.10% to 15.21.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.67% or 0.44 to $65.99 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.39% or 0.29 to hit $74.33 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.17% or 2.15 to trade at $1275.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 111.88, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 125.84.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 97.037.

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