Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.26%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.26% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ), which rose 6.12% or 74.0 points to trade at 1283.0 at the close. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) added 5.50% or 88.0 points to end at 1688.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 4.94% or 77.0 points to 1637.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ), which lost 2.83% or 345.0 points to trade at 11840.0 in late trade. Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ) declined 2.03% or 130.0 points to end at 6280.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) shed 1.98% or 120.0 points to 5950.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2167 to 1364 and 185 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.42% to 20.78 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.55% or 0.30 to $53.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.46% or 0.29 to hit $62.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 1.85 to trade at $1280.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 109.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 124.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 95.965.

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