Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Insurance , Banking and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.86% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ), which rose 4.32% or 215.0 points to trade at 5190.0 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) added 3.64% or 130.0 points to end at 3697.5 and Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) was up 3.50% or 28.0 points to 829.1 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ), which lost 6.45% or 240.0 points to trade at 3482.5 in late trade. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) declined 6.29% or 250.0 points to end at 3725.0 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) shed 5.31% or 259.0 points to 4618.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2412 to 960 and 185 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.00% to 16.32.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.60% or 0.41 to $69.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.36% or 0.27 to hit $74.98 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 4.00 to trade at $1328.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 108.82, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 132.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 90.76.

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