Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.50%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.50%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Banking , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ), which rose 3.55% or 31.0 points to trade at 904.5 at the close. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) added 3.40% or 29.0 points to end at 882.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) was up 3.26% or 138.0 points to 4369.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ), which lost 2.99% or 56.0 points to trade at 1818.0 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) declined 1.97% or 7.0 points to end at 347.5 and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ) shed 1.77% or 60.0 points to 3330.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2400 to 832 and 259 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.81% to 13.66.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.41% or 0.21 to $50.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $56.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.10 to trade at $1295.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 112.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.17% to 133.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 92.16.

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