Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.55%

  • Investing.com
  • Stock Market News
Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.55%
Credit: © Reuters.

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Shipbuilding and Communication sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.55% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Itochu Corp. (T: 8001 ), which rose 6.98% or 145.2 points to trade at 2226.0 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 4.67% or 310.0 points to end at 6950.0 and JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) was up 4.45% or 74.0 points to 1737.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ), which lost 3.75% or 72.0 points to trade at 1847.0 in late trade. Yamaha Corp. (T: 7951 ) declined 2.99% or 180.0 points to end at 5840.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) shed 2.92% or 27.0 points to 898.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1783 to 1640 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.63% to 16.76.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.08% or 0.06 to $73.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.11% or 0.09 to hit $82.82 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.52% or 6.20 to trade at $1190.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 113.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 132.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 94.81.

Drop an image here or Supported formats: *.jpg, *.png, *.gif up to 5mb

Error: File type not supported

Drop an image here or

100

Related Articles