Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ), which rose 5.47% or 118.0 points to trade at 2277.0 at the close. Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) added 5.19% or 28.0 points to end at 567.0 and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) was up 4.99% or 20.0 points to 421.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. (T: 4272 ), which lost 4.96% or 55.0 points to trade at 1054.0 in late trade. Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ) declined 3.05% or 59.0 points to end at 1875.0 and Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ) shed 2.61% or 47.0 points to 1757.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1178 to 656 and 163 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.00% to 26.41.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.04% or 0.02 to $49.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $50.50 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.20% or 2.55 to trade at $1244.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 107.59, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 122.19.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.04% at 93.99.

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