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 Monday, as gains in the Food , Gas & Water and Fishery sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.84% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ), which rose 7.11% or 250.0 points to trade at 3765.0 at the close. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) added 4.99% or 250.0 points to end at 5260.0 and Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) was up 4.70% or 185.0 points to 4125.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 4.55% or 150.0 points to trade at 3150.0 in late trade. Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ) declined 4.25% or 25.5 points to end at 574.4 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) shed 4.07% or 31.0 points to 731.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1815 to 1255 and 284 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.68% to 19.15.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 4.82% or 2.48 to $53.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 4.40% or 2.39 to hit $56.72 a barrel, while the February Gold contract fell 0.19% or 2.15 to trade at $1159.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 115.56, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 122.09.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.07% at 101.53.

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