Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Retail , Fishery and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Meidensha Corp. (T: 6508 ), which rose 7.50% or 33.0 points to trade at 473.0 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) added 5.46% or 15.0 points to end at 289.5 and Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) was up 4.76% or 170.0 points to 3740.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ), which lost 1.87% or 92.0 points to trade at 4818.0 in late trade. Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T: 2501 ) declined 1.45% or 50.0 points to end at 3390.0 and Tokyu Corp. (T: 9005 ) shed 1.38% or 23.0 points to 1648.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2319 to 960 and 219 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.09% to 19.44.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.25% or 0.14 to $56.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $62.45 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.60 to trade at $1279.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 112.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 132.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 93.98.

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