Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.30%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.30%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Machinery , Food and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 2.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 7.68% or 760.0 points to trade at 10655.0 at the close. Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ) added 4.58% or 96.0 points to end at 2192.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) was up 4.15% or 21.0 points to 527.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ), which lost 3.94% or 26.0 points to trade at 633.9 in late trade. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) declined 3.87% or 43.0 points to end at 1068.5 and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) shed 3.18% or 46.0 points to 1399.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2515 to 856 and 184 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 8.09% to 22.37.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.26% or 0.16 to $61.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.22% or 0.14 to hit $64.81 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.60 to trade at $1318.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.50% to 106.95, while EUR/JPY rose 0.35% to 131.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 90.06.

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