Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.11%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.11%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Textile and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4005 ), which rose 6.44% or 45.5 points to trade at 751.5 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) added 4.59% or 95.0 points to end at 2164.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) was up 4.18% or 25.0 points to 623.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 1.21% or 30.0 points to trade at 2455.0 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) declined 1.17% or 60.0 points to end at 5050.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) shed 1.17% or 55.0 points to 4646.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2608 to 702 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.73% to 16.05.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.54% or 0.28 to $52.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $57.74 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 3.74 to trade at $1276.76 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 113.81, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 133.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 93.81.

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