Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.30%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.30%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Shipbuilding , Glass and Automobiles & Parts sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which rose 7.18% or 66.0 points to trade at 985.0 at the close. JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) added 7.06% or 103.0 points to end at 1561.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) was up 6.92% or 144.0 points to 2225.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ), which lost 3.63% or 16.0 points to trade at 425.0 in late trade. Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) declined 2.14% or 31.5 points to end at 1440.0 and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) shed 1.36% or 130.0 points to 9400.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1601 to 387 and 68 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.05% to 23.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 1.66% or 0.79 to $46.85 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 1.48% or 0.74 to hit $49.41 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.38% or 5.10 to trade at $1320.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.54% to 102.35, while EUR/JPY rose 0.57% to 114.61.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.07% at 95.55.

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