Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.20%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.20%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ), which rose 6.27% or 47.9 points to trade at 811.7 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) added 5.07% or 403.0 points to end at 8358.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) was up 4.50% or 145.0 points to 3365.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ), which lost 1.74% or 8.0 points to trade at 452.9 in late trade. KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ) declined 1.59% or 44.0 points to end at 2726.0 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) shed 1.43% or 13.0 points to 897.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2774 to 753 and 195 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.77% to 17.16 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.44% or 0.24 to $54.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.30% or 0.19 to hit $63.48 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.09% or 14.65 to trade at $1331.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.44% to 108.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 122.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 96.822.

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