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 Power , Gas & Water and Railway & Bus sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 3.49% or 27.0 points to trade at 800.0 at the close. Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) added 3.39% or 210.0 points to end at 6410.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) was up 2.96% or 105.0 points to 3650.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 4.05% or 126.0 points to trade at 2984.0 in late trade. Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ) declined 3.04% or 120.0 points to end at 3825.0 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) shed 2.89% or 95.1 points to 3190.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1939 to 1442 and 243 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.60% to 17.17.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.99% or 0.67 to $68.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.24% or 0.95 to hit $77.78 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.10 to trade at $1199.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 111.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 128.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.31.

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