Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Gas & Water , Transportation Equipment and Railway & Bus sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ), which rose 2.95% or 145.0 points to trade at 5053.0 at the close. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) added 2.78% or 330.0 points to end at 12180.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) was up 2.74% or 38.0 points to 1425.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sekisui House, Ltd. (T: 1928 ), which lost 6.98% or 140.0 points to trade at 1865.0 in late trade. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) declined 4.54% or 48.0 points to end at 1010.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 2.88% or 65.5 points to 2211.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1907 to 1431 and 231 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 9.33% to 16.05.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.18% or 0.12 to $65.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $76.37 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 2.70 to trade at $1300.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.36% to 109.94, while EUR/JPY rose 0.64% to 129.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.50.

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