Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.37%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.37%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Finance & Investment and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which rose 5.35% or 215.0 points to trade at 4230.0 at the close. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) added 4.86% or 203.0 points to end at 4382.0 and Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ) was up 4.83% or 259.0 points to 5621.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which lost 1.78% or 7.0 points to trade at 386.5 in late trade. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) declined 1.65% or 5.0 points to end at 298.5 and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ) shed 1.33% or 57.0 points to 4243.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2504 to 901 and 161 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.10% to 16.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.24% or 0.16 to $65.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $76.84 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.12% or 1.60 to trade at $1297.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 109.52, while EUR/JPY rose 0.38% to 128.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 93.88.

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