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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.17%

Published 08/21/2020, 03:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.17%
- – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.17%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 3.07% or 24.0 points to trade at 805.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) added 3.06% or 20.0 points to end at 674.0 and Mazda Motor Corp (T:7261) was up 2.79% or 18.0 points to 664.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:7004), which fell 2.21% or 9.0 points to trade at 398.0 at the close. Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T:6098) declined 1.98% or 76.0 points to end at 3755.0 and Ebara Corp. (T:6361) was down 1.87% or 52.0 points to 2726.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2226 to 1200 and 236 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.17.

Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.37% or 0.16 to $42.66 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.29% or 0.13 to hit $44.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.70 to trade at $1944.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.24% to 105.53, while EUR/JPY fell 0.47% to 124.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 92.843.

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