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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.16%

Published 12/22/2021, 02:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.16%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T:8303), which rose 5.94% or 107.0 points to trade at 1907.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Sony Corp (T:6758) added 2.77% or 375.0 points to end at 13930.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T:4689) was up 2.74% or 17.6 points to 659.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:2802), which fell 2.13% or 75.0 points to trade at 3445.0 at the close. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901) declined 2.04% or 29.0 points to end at 1391.0 and Aeon Co., Ltd. (T:8267) was down 1.81% or 50.0 points to 2720.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2113 to 1412 and 259 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.56.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.27% or 0.19 to $71.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.05% or 0.04 to hit $74.02 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.70 to trade at $1787.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.07% to 114.15, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 128.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.570.

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