(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.06%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Oji Holdings Corp. (T:3861), which rose 13.65% or 58.0 points to trade at 483.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (T:9001) added 11.57% or 337.0 points to end at 3250.0 and Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T:9007) was up 10.56% or 197.0 points to 2063.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735), which fell 6.80% or 275.0 points to trade at 3770.0 at the close. Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:7205) declined 6.64% or 42.0 points to end at 591.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021) was down 6.19% or 210.0 points to 3180.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2915 to 808 and 84 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 60.67 a new 5-year high.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 4.76% or 1.38 to $30.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 3.00% or 0.90 to hit $30.95 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.00% or 0.05 to trade at $1486.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.82% to 106.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.41% to 118.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 98.490.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.06%
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