Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.25%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.25% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 2.48% or 89.0 points to trade at 3676.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. (T:) added 2.46% or 11.9 points to end at 495.3 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) was up 2.32% or 13.0 points to 574.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 2.71% or 80.0 points to trade at 2868.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 2.67% or 182.0 points to end at 6632.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 2.36% or 27.0 points to 1118.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2357 to 1140 and 250 ended unchanged.

Shares in Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 2.48% or 89.0 to 3676.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.63.

Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.20% or 0.11 to $53.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $59.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.25 to trade at $1493.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 108.55, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 121.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.072.

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