Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.05%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.05%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Pharmaceutical Industry , Insurance and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 7.46% or 29.0 points to trade at 418.0 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) added 7.02% or 182.0 points to end at 2773.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) was up 4.89% or 200.0 points to 4293.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which lost 4.95% or 5.0 points to trade at 96.0 in late trade. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) declined 4.41% or 280.0 points to end at 6070.0 and Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ) shed 4.24% or 42.0 points to 949.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2013 to 1447 and 206 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 11.98% to 28.32.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.57% or 0.36 to $62.74 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.81% or 0.59 to hit $72.58 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 2.20 to trade at $1234.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 113.30, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 129.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 96.12.

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