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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.62%

Published 14-07-2022, 01:05 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.62%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Fishery, Mining and Textile sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:9107), which rose 3.86% or 300.00 points to trade at 8,070.00 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:8035) added 3.33% or 1,410.00 points to end at 43,690.00 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (TYO:7269) was up 3.21% or 135.00 points to 4,344.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:9501), which lost 7.66% or 49.00 points to trade at 591.00 in late trade. TOTO Ltd. (TYO:5332) declined 3.47% or 155.00 points to end at 4,315.00 and Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (TYO:8354) shed 3.16% or 75.00 points to 2,295.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2131 to 1299 and 318 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.12% to 23.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.49% or 0.47 to $95.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.28% or 0.28 to hit $99.29 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.10% or 19.15 to trade at $1,716.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 1.07% to 138.90, while EUR/JPY rose 0.71% to 139.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 108.32.

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