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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.66%

2018-07-10 17:07    Investing

Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.66% Stock News

© Reuters. Japan Stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.66%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Shipbuilding, Financial Services and Non-Metal Minerals sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.66%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689), which rose 11.68% or 42.0 points to trade at 401.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T:5002) added 9.65% or 148.0 points to end at 1682.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T:6506) was up 6.36% or 245.0 points to 4100.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506), which fell 4.08% or 97.0 points to trade at 2283.0 at the close. The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:9503) declined 3.36% or 54.5 points to end at 1568.5 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9502) was down 2.81% or 48.5 points to 1677.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1760 to 1635 and 176 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 8.42% to 16.64.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.66% or 0.49 to $74.34 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.17% or 0.91 to hit $78.98 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 4.30 to trade at $1255.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.29% to 111.15, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 130.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 93.97.

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