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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.24%

Stock Markets Dec 06, 2022 02:35
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Retail, Mining and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NTN Corp. (TYO:6472), which rose 4.44% or 12.00 points to trade at 282.00 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211) added 3.31% or 19.00 points to end at 593.00 and Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:7261) was up 3.23% or 33.00 points to 1,054.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (TYO:4751), which lost 4.14% or 53.00 points to trade at 1,228.00 in late trade. Eisai Co., Ltd. (TYO:4523) declined 3.25% or 327.00 points to end at 9,723.00 and Softbank Group Corp. (TYO:9984) shed 2.49% or 151.00 points to 5,917.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2115 to 1409 and 271 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.54% to 18.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.90% or 0.69 to $77.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.02% or 0.84 to hit $83.52 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 1.20 to trade at $1,782.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.39% to 137.27, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 143.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 105.39.

Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.24%
 

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