Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.28%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.28%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Insurance , Communication and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 2.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ), which rose 5.31% or 90.0 points to trade at 1785.0 at the close. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) added 5.12% or 367.0 points to end at 7530.0 and Keio Corp. (T: 9008 ) was up 4.64% or 240.0 points to 5410.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which lost 2.21% or 47.0 points to trade at 2082.0 in late trade. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) declined 1.58% or 15.5 points to end at 965.0 and Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) shed 1.50% or 2.0 points to 131.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2696 to 719 and 185 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 16.99% to 18.94 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.03% or 0.69 to $67.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.92% or 0.67 to hit $73.28 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 3.20 to trade at $1202.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.35% to 111.09, while EUR/JPY rose 0.30% to 126.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 96.16.

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