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 Tuesday, as gains in the Transport , Insurance and Construction sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 6302 ), which rose 5.23% or 29.0 points to trade at 583.0 at the close. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) added 3.84% or 61.0 points to end at 1648.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) was up 3.67% or 15.0 points to 423.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Meidensha Corp. (T: 6508 ), which lost 7.95% or 28.0 points to trade at 324.0 in late trade. Panasonic Corp. (T: 6752 ) declined 6.71% or 73.7 points to end at 1025.0 and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) shed 5.02% or 26.0 points to 491.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1463 to 1427 and 406 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.41% to 19.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.47% or 0.22 to $47.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.84% or 0.41 to hit $49.02 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.59% or 7.45 to trade at $1280.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 104.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 115.11.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.07% at 98.39.

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