Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.83%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.83%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Precision Instruments , Shipbuilding and Chemical sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which rose 4.62% or 39.0 points to trade at 883.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) added 4.04% or 52.0 points to end at 1339.0 and Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) was up 3.97% or 118.0 points to 3090.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ), which lost 2.40% or 80.0 points to trade at 3255.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (T: 8830 ) declined 1.92% or 50.0 points to end at 2548.5 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) shed 1.41% or 48.0 points to 3345.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1470 to 456 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.93% to 20.02.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.80% or 0.39 to $48.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.69% or 0.35 to hit $50.54 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.08% or 1.05 to trade at $1311.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.72% to 102.37, while EUR/JPY rose 0.40% to 114.41.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.40% at 96.03.

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