Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%

  • Investing.com
  • Stock Market News
Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.58%
Credit: © Reuters.

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T: 8802 ), which rose 9.15% or 170.5 points to trade at 2033.0 at the close. JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) added 8.52% or 118.0 points to end at 1503.0 and Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) was up 8.11% or 171.0 points to 2280.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ), which lost 8.96% or 121.0 points to trade at 1230.0 in late trade. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ) declined 7.82% or 337.0 points to end at 3970.0 and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ) shed 7.60% or 162.0 points to 1970.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2234 to 1309 and 180 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.17% to 23.79 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.99% or 0.61 to $61.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.51% or 0.36 to hit $70.88 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.75 to trade at $1295.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 109.56, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 122.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.328.

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