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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.89%

Stock Markets Dec 07, 2021 07:35
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 1.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984), which rose 7.94% or 405.0 points to trade at 5508.0 at the close. TOTO Ltd. (T:5332) added 5.86% or 310.0 points to end at 5600.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004) was up 5.40% or 131.0 points to 2559.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:1332), which lost 5.60% or 33.0 points to trade at 556.0 in late trade. Z Holdings Corp (T:4689) declined 2.70% or 20.0 points to end at 722.0 and Konami Corp. (T:9766) shed 1.29% or 80.0 points to 6100.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 3286 to 368 and 120 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.94.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.71% or 1.19 to $70.68 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.55% or 1.13 to hit $74.21 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 4.90 to trade at $1784.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 113.68, while EUR/JPY rose 0.27% to 128.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.203.

Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.89%
 

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