Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.46%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.46%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Finance & Investment , Transportation Equipment and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 2.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (T: 8309 ), which rose 14.54% or 42.2 points to trade at 332.4 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) added 8.60% or 23.2 points to end at 293.1 and NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ) was up 7.66% or 57.0 points to 801.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which lost 4.01% or 12.0 points to trade at 287.0 in late trade. Uny Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 8270 ) declined 3.58% or 31.0 points to end at 834.0 and Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) shed 2.68% or 26.0 points to 944.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1689 to 299 and 68 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.41% to 29.62.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.42% or 0.19 to $44.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.56% or 0.26 to hit $46.51 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 0.06% or 0.75 to trade at $1355.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.48% to 103.28, while EUR/JPY rose 0.73% to 114.50.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.21% at 96.38.

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