Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.57%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.57%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Precision Instruments and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ), which rose 6.49% or 265.0 points to trade at 4350.0 at the close. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) added 3.41% or 61.0 points to end at 1850.0 and Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 6302 ) was up 3.35% or 26.0 points to 802.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which lost 1.95% or 36.0 points to trade at 1813.0 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) declined 1.77% or 95.0 points to end at 5258.0 and Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) shed 1.72% or 4.4 points to 250.8.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2284 to 880 and 292 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 10.88% to 14.42.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.54% or 0.24 to $44.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.62% or 0.29 to hit $46.59 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.37 to trade at $1210.83 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 114.30, while EUR/JPY rose 0.20% to 130.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.86.

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