Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.24%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.24% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504), which rose 14.58% or 100.0 points to trade at 786.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:6857) added 6.52% or 153.0 points to end at 2498.0 and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:4151) was up 6.14% or 121.0 points to 2093.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Fujitsu Ltd. (T:6702), which fell 6.77% or 61.5 points to trade at 847.5 at the close. Nisshin Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:5413) declined 5.51% or 93.0 points to end at 1596.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703) was down 3.49% or 12.0 points to 332.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2482 to 811 and 206 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.68% to 15.28.
Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.04% or 0.02 to $52.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $59.27 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.00% or 0.03 to trade at $1269.63 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 113.98, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 132.63.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 94.72.
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