Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.96%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.96%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Glass and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.96% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NKSJ Holdings, Inc. (T: 8630 ), which rose 4.67% or 202.0 points to trade at 4529.0 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) added 4.61% or 66.0 points to end at 1497.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) was up 4.11% or 91.5 points to 2316.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5201 ), which lost 1.54% or 65.0 points to trade at 4165.0 in late trade. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) declined 1.25% or 4.0 points to end at 315.5 and The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ) shed 0.49% or 13.0 points to 2615.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2702 to 615 and 176 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.51% to 14.09.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.34% or 0.17 to $50.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $55.52 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.39 to trade at $1312.19 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 111.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.36% to 133.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 91.70.

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