© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.00%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the rose 1.00%.
The best performers of the session on the were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:), which rose 11.34% or 28.0 points to trade at 275.0 at the close. Meanwhile, West Japan Railway Co. (T:) added 6.86% or 390.0 points to end at 6072.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 6.65% or 93.0 points to 1491.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 3.57% or 310.0 points to trade at 8380.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T:) declined 3.44% or 12.0 points to end at 337.0 and TDK Corp (T:) was down 2.86% or 470.0 points to 15950.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2520 to 1023 and 193 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.64.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.68% or 0.37 to $55.13 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.19% or 0.11 to hit $57.91 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 7.25 to trade at $1840.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 105.08, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 126.42.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 91.123.
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