Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.51%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.51%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ), which rose 4.91% or 137.0 points to trade at 2929.0 at the close. Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ) added 3.53% or 170.0 points to end at 4985.0 and Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ) was up 2.87% or 130.0 points to 4665.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ), which lost 2.95% or 150.0 points to trade at 4940.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 2.86% or 24.4 points to end at 828.7 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) shed 2.80% or 130.0 points to 4520.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1838 to 1495 and 224 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.69% to 22.86.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.34% or 0.21 to $62.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.42% or 0.28 to hit $67.39 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.31% or 4.10 to trade at $1332.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.18% to 107.13, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 131.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 89.85.

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