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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.63%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Finance & Investment, Communication and Textile sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.63%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sony Corp (T:6758), which rose 3.70% or 153.0 points to trade at 4290.0 at the close. Meanwhile, DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432) added 3.27% or 79.0 points to end at 2497.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602) was up 3.12% or 105.0 points to 3475.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101), which fell 2.85% or 6.0 points to trade at 204.5 at the close. Trend Micro Inc. (T:4704) declined 2.12% or 120.0 points to end at 5550.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) was down 1.42% or 6.0 points to 417.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2278 to 936 and 263 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sony Corp (T:6758) rose to 5-year highs; up 3.70% or 153.0 to 4290.0. Shares in Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602) rose to all time highs; rising 3.12% or 105.0 to 3475.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.78% to 13.36.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.51% or 0.23 to $44.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.38% or 0.18 to hit $47.19 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.33% or 4.16 to trade at $1252.34 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 111.04, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 124.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.89.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.63%

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