Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.42%

© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.42% – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Konami Corp. (TYO:), which rose 5.65% or 450.00 points to trade at 8,410.00 at the close. Inpex Corp. (TYO:) added 5.64% or 83.00 points to end at 1,555.00 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:) was up 5.30% or 450.00 points to 8,940.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (TYO:), which lost 10.86% or 509.00 points to trade at 4,177.00 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (TYO:) declined 6.16% or 290.00 points to end at 4,415.00 and Unitika, Ltd. (TYO:) shed 6.02% or 16.00 points to 250.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1837 to 1698 and 216 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.31% to 26.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.26% or 0.29 to $111.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.18% or 0.21 to hit $114.03 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 10.93 to trade at $1,824.93 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 129.32, while EUR/JPY rose 0.36% to 135.21.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 103.99.


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