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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.22%

Stock Markets Nov 06, 2019 02:35AM ET
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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 rose 0.22% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nichirei Corp. (T:2871), which rose 6.54% or 160.0 points to trade at 2605.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Oji Holdings Corp. (T:3861) added 4.49% or 27.0 points to end at 629.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T:1333) was up 4.39% or 124.0 points to 2947.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:2502), which fell 6.06% or 334.0 points to trade at 5181.0 at the close. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:2802) declined 5.65% or 117.5 points to end at 1961.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) was down 4.95% or 19.0 points to 365.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1839 to 1661 and 267 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.67.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.49% or 0.28 to $56.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.56% or 0.35 to hit $62.61 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 3.15 to trade at $1486.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 109.00, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 120.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 97.740.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.22%
 

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