(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.22%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.22% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mazda Motor Corp (T:7261), which rose 8.76% or 55.0 points to trade at 683.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770) added 7.84% or 103.0 points to end at 1416.0 and Nikon Corp. (T:7731) was up 6.83% or 57.0 points to 891.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035), which fell 1.15% or 340.0 points to trade at 29270.0 at the close. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523) declined 0.96% or 84.0 points to end at 8639.0 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T:6952) was down 0.70% or 13.0 points to 1846.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2969 to 583 and 105 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.65.
Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.99% or 0.40 to $40.15 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.86% or 0.37 to hit $42.87 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 8.95 to trade at $1810.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 106.98, while EUR/JPY rose 0.23% to 121.09.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.487.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.22%
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