Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48%

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48% By Investing.com

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(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Gas & Water, Power and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.48%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (TYO:4755), which rose 2.83% or 18.00 points to trade at 655.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631) added 2.72% or 81.00 points to end at 3,055.00 and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO:4063) was up 2.51% or 380.00 points to 15,545.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO:5202), which fell 4.30% or 25.00 points to trade at 556.00 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211) declined 3.10% or 17.00 points to end at 531.00 and Unitika, Ltd. (TYO:3103) was down 2.39% or 7.00 points to 286.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1797 to 1710 and 264 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 6.48% to 24.52.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.21% or 0.18 to $86.34 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.12% or 0.11 to hit $91.69 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 3.85 to trade at $1,726.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.26% to 144.46, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 143.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 110.43.

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.48%

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