Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.79%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.79%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Machinery and Precision Instruments sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which rose 5.05% or 143.0 points to trade at 2977.0 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) added 4.68% or 145.0 points to end at 3245.0 and TDK Corp (T: 6762 ) was up 4.57% or 400.0 points to 9160.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which lost 0.99% or 52.0 points to trade at 5187.0 in late trade. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) declined 0.71% or 2.0 points to end at 280.0 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) shed 0.62% or 16.0 points to 2555.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2947 to 586 and 180 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.65% to 18.69.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.53% or 0.30 to $57.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.50% or 0.33 to hit $66.91 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 4.75 to trade at $1295.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 111.36, while EUR/JPY rose 0.35% to 125.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.960.

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