Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.84%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.84%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Transportation Equipment and Gas & Water sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ), which rose 7.52% or 35.0 points to trade at 500.5 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) added 6.00% or 18.6 points to end at 328.4 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) was up 5.61% or 73.5 points to 1384.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (T: 8309 ), which lost 3.10% or 11.0 points to trade at 343.6 in late trade. Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ) declined 2.69% or 12.4 points to end at 449.2 and The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T: 8331 ) shed 2.62% or 16.0 points to 595.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1597 to 349 and 117 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.21% to 20.43.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.37% or 0.17 to $45.76 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.58% or 0.28 to hit $47.65 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.44% or 5.85 to trade at $1338.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.48% to 100.81, while EUR/JPY rose 0.38% to 113.37.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.06% at 95.27.

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