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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.85%

Published 16-07-2018, 02:05 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.85%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Glass, Precision Instruments and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.85%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301), which rose 7.31% or 146.0 points to trade at 2144.0 at the close. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:9983) added 6.95% or 3420.0 points to end at 52650.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was up 4.34% or 132.0 points to 3171.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T:7186), which lost 8.53% or 47.0 points to trade at 504.0 in late trade. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T:6506) declined 3.95% or 160.0 points to end at 3890.0 and Familymart Ltd (T:8028) shed 2.38% or 270.0 points to 11070.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.86% to 16.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.69% or 0.48 to $69.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.17% or 0.13 to hit $75.20 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 2.30 to trade at $1243.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 112.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 131.52.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 94.38.

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