Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.43%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.43%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Transport , Fishery and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which rose 8.25% or 421.0 points to trade at 5521.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) added 5.18% or 22.0 points to end at 447.0 and JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) was up 5.13% or 26.0 points to 532.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 3.82% or 40.0 points to trade at 1008.0 in late trade. Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) declined 1.61% or 44.0 points to end at 2684.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) shed 1.01% or 45.0 points to 4400.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2657 to 890 and 178 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.18% to 17.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.10% or 0.66 to $60.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.64% or 1.11 to hit $68.69 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 3.55 to trade at $1294.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 111.06, while EUR/JPY rose 0.47% to 124.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 96.618.

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