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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%



© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 3.06% or 340.00 points to trade at 11,455.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujitsu Ltd. (TYO:) added 2.44% or 530.00 points to end at 22,250.00 and TDK Corp (TYO:) was up 2.15% or 142.00 points to 6,752.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:), which fell 6.49% or 57.90 points to trade at 833.70 at the close. Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO:) declined 4.85% or 17.50 points to end at 343.40 and Resona Holdings, Inc. (TYO:) was down 3.75% or 30.50 points to 782.60.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2505 to 1165 and 210 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fujitsu Ltd. (TYO:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 2.44% or 530.00 to 22,250.00. Shares in Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (TYO:) fell to 3-years lows; losing 4.85% or 17.50 to 343.40.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.66% to 18.21.

Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.83% or 0.59 to $71.91 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.75% or 0.57 to hit $76.60 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 9.20 to trade at $2,002.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.51% to 145.41, while EUR/JPY fell 0.47% to 156.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 103.53.

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