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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.02%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Precision Instruments and

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Chemical, Petroleum&Plastic, Precision Instruments and Shipbuilding sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.02% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735), which rose 7.52% or 345.0 points to trade at 4935.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) added 6.74% or 154.0 points to end at 2440.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:4755) was up 6.33% or 56.0 points to 940.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269), which fell 3.88% or 222.0 points to trade at 5506.0 at the close. Seven&i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:3382) declined 2.18% or 107.0 points to end at 4795.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021) was down 1.60% or 90.0 points to 5530.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2458 to 1085 and 195 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.12% to 16.80.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.43% or 0.24 to $56.04 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.48% or 0.31 to hit $65.38 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.64% or 8.25 to trade at $1290.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 111.88, while EUR/JPY fell 0.33% to 126.82.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 96.507.