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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.98%

Stock Markets May 23, 2022 03:35AM ET
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Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Real Estate, Precision Instruments and Steel sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.98%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sompo Holdings Inc (TYO:8630), which rose 7.93% or 402.00 points to trade at 5,471.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8766) added 7.64% or 518.00 points to end at 7,300.00 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (TYO:8725) was up 6.72% or 252.00 points to 4,000.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042), which fell 4.48% or 88.00 points to trade at 1,876.00 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (TYO:6366) declined 3.99% or 18.00 points to end at 433.00 and JGC Corp. (TYO:1963) was down 3.53% or 62.00 points to 1,693.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2699 to 865 and 215 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.66% to 23.68.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.86% or 0.95 to $111.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.98% or 1.08 to hit $111.07 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 11.72 to trade at $1,853.82 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.16% to 127.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 135.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 102.62.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.98%
 

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