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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.46% By Investing.com



© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.46%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 1.46% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Ebara Corp. (TYO:), which rose 6.51% or 330.00 points to trade at 5,400.00 at the close. Konica Minolta, Inc. (TYO:) added 4.19% or 22.00 points to end at 547.00 and GS Yuasa Corp. (TYO:) was up 3.77% or 82.00 points to 2,255.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:), which lost 1.32% or 37.00 points to trade at 2,771.00 in late trade. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (TYO:) declined 1.18% or 8.00 points to end at 672.00 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (TYO:) shed 0.82% or 68.00 points to 8,209.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2574 to 999 and 254 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.92% to 17.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.01% or 0.01 to $81.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.17% or 0.15 to hit $88.04 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.69% or 13.30 to trade at $1,941.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.62% to 129.85, while EUR/JPY fell 0.38% to 141.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 101.54.



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