© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.12%
Fintech Zoom – 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 2.12% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the were Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:), which rose 17.47% or 94.0 points to trade at 632.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Unitika, Ltd. (T:) added 12.66% or 51.0 points to end at 454.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:) was up 9.84% or 36.0 points to 402.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were AGC Inc (T:), which fell 2.97% or 115.0 points to trade at 3755.0 at the close. Sony Corp (T:) declined 2.85% or 355.0 points to end at 12095.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:) was down 2.58% or 132.0 points to 4978.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2548 to 1045 and 158 ended unchanged.
Shares in Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 17.47% or 94.0 to 632.0. Shares in Unitika, Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 12.66% or 51.0 to 454.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.79.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.06% or 0.60 to $57.45 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.65% or 0.39 to hit $59.95 a barrel, while the April Gold contract rose 0.24% or 4.30 to trade at $1817.30 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 105.50, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 127.00.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 91.058.
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