Japan stocks higher
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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%
Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Retail, Fishery and Marine Transport sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.73%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Meidensha Corp. (T:6508), which rose 7.50% or 33.0 points to trade at 473.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toshiba Corp. (T:6502) added 5.46% or 15.0 points to end at 289.5 and Tokuyama Corp. (T:4043) was up 4.76% or 170.0 points to 3740.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T:4578), which fell 1.87% or 92.0 points to trade at 4818.0 at the close. Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T:2501) declined 1.45% or 50.0 points to end at 3390.0 and Tokyu Corp. (T:9005) was down 1.38% or 23.0 points to 1648.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2319 to 960 and 219 ended unchanged.
Shares in Meidensha Corp. (T:6508) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.50% or 33.0 to 473.0. Shares in Tokuyama Corp. (T:4043) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.76% or 170.0 to 3740.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.09% to 19.44.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.28% or 0.16 to $56.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.37% or 0.23 to hit $62.45 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.63 to trade at $1279.93 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 112.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 132.10.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 93.99.