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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.35% By Investing.com

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.35%

© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.35%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.35% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 14.81% or 387.00 points to trade at 3,000.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Suzuki Motor Corp. (TYO:) added 5.62% or 251.00 points to end at 4,720.00 and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 4.57% or 90.00 points to 2,058.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Advantest Corp. (TYO:), which fell 1.11% or 110.00 points to trade at 9,840.00 at the close. Itochu Corp. (TYO:) declined 1.00% or 42.00 points to end at 4,161.00 and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (TYO:) was down 0.99% or 5.00 points to 498.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2291 to 1246 and 306 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.91% to 17.69.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.16% or 0.13 to $80.26 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.33% or 0.28 to hit $86.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 6.25 to trade at $1,929.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 130.41, while EUR/JPY rose 0.36% to 142.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 101.67.

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