Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.44%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.44%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Warehousing , Marine Transport and Steel sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which rose 8.05% or 250.0 points to trade at 3355.0 at the close. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ) added 7.54% or 280.0 points to end at 3995.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) was up 6.89% or 315.0 points to 4890.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which lost 4.17% or 580.0 points to trade at 13330.0 in late trade. Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) declined 1.54% or 1.0 points to end at 64.0 and The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T: 8331 ) shed 0.95% or 6.0 points to 625.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3374 to 291 and 76 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.58% to 29.32.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 2.11% or 1.01 to $48.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 2.10% or 1.20 to hit $58.26 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 7.70 to trade at $1293.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.31% to 108.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 123.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.482.

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