Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.61%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.61%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Machinery , Glass and Automobiles & Parts sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which rose 20.20% or 400.0 points to trade at 2380.0 at the close. Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ) added 15.96% or 187.00 points to end at 1359.00 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) was up 13.62% or 194.0 points to 1618.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which lost 5.89% or 200.0 points to trade at 3195.0 in late trade. JX Holdings, Inc. (T: 5020 ) declined 4.93% or 27.5 points to end at 530.0 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) shed 4.87% or 230.0 points to 4490.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2770 to 764 and 164 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 15.51% to 19.81.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.67% or 0.35 to $52.76 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.65% or 0.40 to hit $61.91 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.35 to trade at $1315.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 110.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 124.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.903.

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