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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%

Published 08/01/2018, 04:35 AM
Updated 08/01/2018, 04:40 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.86%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Warehousing, Rubber and Transportation Equipment sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.86%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 10.37% or 235.0 points to trade at 2500.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T:8354) added 8.02% or 49.0 points to end at 660.0 and Nitto Denko Co (T:6988) was up 7.98% or 645.0 points to 8727.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were TOTO Ltd. (T:5332), which fell 8.35% or 435.0 points to trade at 4775.0 at the close. Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531) declined 7.90% or 103.0 points to end at 1200.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) was down 7.62% or 68.0 points to 824.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1778 to 1558 and 239 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.44% to 15.68 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.67% or 0.46 to $68.30 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.54% or 0.40 to hit $73.81 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1223.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 112.01, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 130.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 94.40.

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