Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.20%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 1.20% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:), which rose 4.85% or 141.0 points to trade at 3050.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:) added 4.06% or 140.0 points to end at 3585.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 3.90% or 2550.0 points to 68000.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Olympus Corp. (T:), which fell 2.90% or 43.0 points to trade at 1439.0 at the close. Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.79% or 78.0 points to end at 2719.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) was down 2.43% or 37.0 points to 1485.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2257 to 1256 and 222 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.70 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.09% or 0.05 to $52.86 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $58.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 4.25 to trade at $1487.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 108.62, while EUR/JPY fell 0.17% to 119.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 98.080.

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