Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.47%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.47%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Machinery and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.47% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ), which rose 16.08% or 150.0 points to trade at 1083.0 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) added 15.57% or 1122.0 points to end at 8330.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) was up 10.35% or 134.0 points to 1429.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ), which lost 9.08% or 375.0 points to trade at 3755.0 in late trade. Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) declined 6.55% or 56.0 points to end at 799.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) shed 5.89% or 66.0 points to 1054.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1947 to 1465 and 177 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.84% to 15.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.24% or 0.17 to $70.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.31% or 0.24 to hit $76.88 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1321.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 109.52, while EUR/JPY rose 0.41% to 131.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 92.25.

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