Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.26%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.26%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Insurance , Shipbuilding and Banking sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which rose 5.80% or 125.0 points to trade at 2282.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) added 4.30% or 188.0 points to end at 4563.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) was up 3.78% or 370.0 points to 10160.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which lost 4.30% or 97.0 points to trade at 2158.0 in late trade. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) declined 3.79% or 113.0 points to end at 2871.0 and Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) shed 2.66% or 17.0 points to 622.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1692 to 1651 and 251 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.80% to 16.69.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.50% or 0.34 to $67.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.89% or 0.69 to hit $78.06 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.40 to trade at $1201.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.34% to 111.50, while EUR/JPY rose 0.64% to 129.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 94.94.

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