Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.77%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.77%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Machinery , Food and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 7.58% or 478.0 points to trade at 6786.0 at the close. Meidensha Corp. (T: 6508 ) added 5.85% or 22.0 points to end at 398.0 and Kubota Corp. (T: 6326 ) was up 4.98% or 90.5 points to 1906.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ), which lost 5.67% or 63.0 points to trade at 1048.5 in late trade. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) declined 2.75% or 11.0 points to end at 389.5 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) shed 2.18% or 17.0 points to 762.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2601 to 816 and 148 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.99% to 24.34.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.16% or 0.10 to $61.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $65.42 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.20 to trade at $1322.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.21% to 106.59, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 131.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 89.92.

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