Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73% By Investing.com


© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%

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 0.73%.

The best performers of the session on the were Familymart Ltd (T:), which rose 4.30% or 113.0 points to trade at 2738.0 at the close. Meanwhile, JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:) added 4.06% or 58.0 points to end at 1485.0 and IHI Corp. (T:) was up 3.88% or 108.0 points to 2890.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:), which fell 3.96% or 125.0 points to trade at 3035.0 at the close. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.97% or 18.9 points to end at 618.0 and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T:) was down 2.51% or 42.0 points to 1632.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1842 to 1740 and 208 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; down 2.97% or 18.9 to 618.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.32.

Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.09% or 0.05 to $58.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $64.20 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.51% or 7.90 to trade at $1542.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 110.03, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 122.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.095.

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