Nikkei 225 Sees 0.12% Increase as Japan Stocks Finish Higher in Trading Session:

Nikkei 225 Sees 0.12% Increase as Japan Stocks Finish Higher in Trading Session:

Japanese stocks are up at the close of trading; Nikkei 225 up 0.12% – Japanese stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, with gains in , and sectors leading stocks higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the gain was 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the were IHI Corp. (TYO:), which rose 8.55% or 315.00 points to trade at 3,998.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:) added 4.98% or 160.00 points to end at 3,371.00 and Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 4.22% or 416.00 points at 10,275.00 in late trading.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyu Corp. (TYO:), which fell 8.32% or 173.00 points to trade at 1,906.50 at the close. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (TYO:) fell 3.78% or 23.80 points to end at 605.10 and Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was down 2.34% or 52.00 points at 2,170.00.

Rising stocks outpaced falling ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange from 1825 to 1817 and 246 finished unchanged.

Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:) shares rose to a 52-week high, closing up 1.27%. up 4.98% or 160.00 to 3,371.00. Shares in Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (TYO:) reached an all-time high; gaining 4.22% or 416.00 to 10,275.00.

The index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 1.75% to 18.50, a new one-month low.

Crude oil for May delivery fell 0.06% or 0.05 to $81.90 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for June delivery fell 0.03% or 0.03 to $86.05 a barrel, while April gold futures fell by 0.18% or 3.85 to trade at $2,172.55 per troy ounce.

USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 151.32, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 164.19.

U.S. dollar index futures fell 0.10% to 103.82.

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