Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.37%

© Reuters. Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.37% – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.29% or 297.0 points to trade at 7228.0 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T:) added 3.60% or 115.0 points to end at 3310.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T:) was up 3.42% or 54.0 points to 1634.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:), which lost 9.28% or 290.0 points to trade at 2835.0 in late trade. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T:) declined 3.62% or 80.0 points to end at 2127.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:) shed 3.34% or 40.0 points to 1156.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1992 to 1449 and 238 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.13% to 22.36.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.80% or 0.55 to $69.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.64% or 0.51 to hit $80.29 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 2.40 to trade at $1226.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 112.77, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 129.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 95.41.

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