Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.31%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.31%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.31% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 5.16% or 92.0 points to trade at 1876.0 at the close. Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) added 3.70% or 30.0 points to end at 840.0 and Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ) was up 3.57% or 220.0 points to 6390.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T: 8630 ), which lost 6.88% or 340.0 points to trade at 4599.0 in late trade. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) declined 4.07% or 112.0 points to end at 2638.0 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (T: 8725 ) shed 3.96% or 153.0 points to 3715.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1994 to 1392 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.14% to 14.48.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.45% or 0.32 to $71.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.56% or 0.44 to hit $78.95 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.67% or 8.60 to trade at $1282.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.51% to 111.34, while EUR/JPY rose 0.29% to 130.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 93.80.

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