Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.38%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.38%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Construction , Transportation Equipment and Fishery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which rose 6.21% or 30.0 points to trade at 513.0 at the close. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) added 4.68% or 23.0 points to end at 514.5 and Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) was up 3.75% or 258.0 points to 7145.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ), which lost 2.83% or 90.0 points to trade at 3085.0 in late trade. Japan Tobacco Inc (T: 2914 ) declined 2.79% or 115.0 points to end at 4000.0 and Bridgestone Corp. (T: 5108 ) shed 1.99% or 78.0 points to 3840.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1839 to 1038 and 397 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.17% to 19.27 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.76% or 0.38 to $50.32 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.70% or 0.36 to hit $51.88 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.51% or 6.45 to trade at $1263.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 103.99, while EUR/JPY rose 0.31% to 114.62.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.19% at 97.67.

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