December 5, 2022

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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.25% By

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© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.25% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 1.25% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (TYO:), which rose 12.82% or 405.00 points to trade at 3,565.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (TYO:) added 10.29% or 286.00 points to end at 3,065.00 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (TYO:) was up 9.07% or 79.00 points to 950.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp. (TYO:), which fell 7.18% or 27.00 points to trade at 349.00 at the close. NTT Data Corp. (TYO:) declined 5.61% or 117.00 points to end at 1,970.00 and Konami Corp. (TYO:) was down 1.92% or 130.00 points to 6,640.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2532 to 1026 and 249 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (TYO:) rose to 3-years highs; rising 12.82% or 405.00 to 3,565.00. Shares in Hitachi Zosen Corp. (TYO:) rose to 52-week highs; up 9.07% or 79.00 to 950.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.27% to 21.08 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.40% or 0.37 to $91.42 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.26% or 0.25 to hit $97.67 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.50% or 8.45 to trade at $1,672.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 146.90, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 146.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 110.36.