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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%

Stock Markets (Mar 11, 2021 02:35AM ET) Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%

© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Paper & PulpRailway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.60%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which rose 12.71% or 244.0 points to trade at 2164.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) added 7.45% or 250.0 points to end at 3605.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101) was up 7.30% or 230.0 points to 3380.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:7202), which fell 4.04% or 46.0 points to trade at 1094.0 at the close. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770) declined 4.03% or 64.0 points to end at 1524.0 and Bridgestone Corp. (T:5108) was down 2.57% or 115.0 points to 4357.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2562 to 986 and 196 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 7.45% or 250.0 to 3605.0. Shares in Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101) rose to 5-year highs; up 7.30% or 230.0 to 3380.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.91.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.47% or 0.30 to $64.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.46% or 0.31 to hit $68.21 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.75% or 12.85 to trade at $1734.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 108.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.43% to 129.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 91.725.Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60% 

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