Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 4.88%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 4.88%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 11.70% or 93.0 points to trade at 888.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) added 10.97% or 261.0 points to end at 2641.0 and IHI Corp. (T:7013) was up 10.62% or 163.0 points to 1698.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Sony Financial Holdings Inc. (T:8729), which rose 0.08% or 2.0 points to trade at 2594.0 at the close. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9502) added 0.14% or 2.0 points to end at 1414.5 and Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:5019) was up 0.59% or 14.0 points to 2384.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3407 to 221 and 61 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 39.59 a new 1-month high.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.19% or 0.07 to $37.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.05% or 0.02 to hit $39.74 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 6.55 to trade at $1733.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 107.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 121.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.510.

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