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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%

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© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.05%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.05%.

The best performers of the session on the were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:), which rose 5.41% or 39.00 points to trade at 760.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:) added 3.59% or 291.00 points to end at 8,386.00 and Nitto Denko Co (TYO:) was up 3.51% or 415.00 points to 12,255.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO:), which fell 3.95% or 18.00 points to trade at 438.00 at the close. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (TYO:) declined 3.32% or 69.00 points to end at 2,011.50 and Fanuc Corp. (TYO:) was down 2.54% or 109.00 points to 4,176.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2139 to 1491 and 250 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nitto Denko Co (TYO:) rose to all time highs; rising 3.51% or 415.00 to 12,255.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.87% to 19.81.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.65% or 0.50 to $77.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.55% or 0.45 to hit $82.28 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 8.95 to trade at $2,053.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 147.34, while EUR/JPY fell 0.23% to 159.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 103.34.

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