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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the ShipbuildingGas & Water and Financial Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JGC Corp. (TYO:1963), which rose 3.24% or 56.00 points to trade at 1,786.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Chiyoda Corp. (TYO:6366) added 3.04% or 11.00 points to end at 373.00 and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (TYO:4901) was up 2.76% or 194.00 points to 7,212.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd (TYO:5101), which fell 3.06% or 68.00 points to trade at 2,152.00 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (TYO:3103) declined 2.37% or 6.00 points to end at 247.00 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:5714) was down 1.37% or 60.00 points to 4,320.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1875 to 1588 and 352 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.10% to 18.78.

Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.60% or 1.17 to $74.34 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.76% or 1.37 to hit $79.36 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 5.65 to trade at $1,797.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.22% to 137.35, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 144.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 104.46.



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