Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.82%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.82%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Warehousing , Marine Transport and Steel sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 13.15% or 169.0 points to trade at 1454.0 at the close. Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) added 8.37% or 280.0 points to end at 3625.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 6.23% or 96.0 points to 1637.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ), which lost 3.00% or 196.0 points to trade at 6330.0 in late trade. Meidensha Corp. (T: 6508 ) declined 2.96% or 43.0 points to end at 1410.0 and Kao Corp. (T: 4452 ) shed 2.93% or 234.0 points to 7766.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2391 to 1170 and 157 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.58% to 29.32.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.23% or 0.11 to $48.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.26% or 0.15 to hit $57.48 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.49% or 6.30 to trade at $1283.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 108.94, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 124.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.460.

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