Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which rose 3.85% or 8.0 points to trade at 216.0 at the close. Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) added 2.20% or 12.0 points to end at 557.0 and Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ) was up 2.09% or 80.0 points to 3905.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which lost 6.11% or 104.0 points to trade at 1598.0 in late trade. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) declined 3.28% or 10.1 points to end at 298.1 and Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) shed 2.52% or 17.0 points to 657.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1943 to 1222 and 303 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.35% to 13.72.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.09% or 0.47 to $43.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.98% or 0.45 to hit $46.20 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.85% or 10.68 to trade at $1245.72 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.31% to 111.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.33% to 124.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.04.

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