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Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.82%

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

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

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.82% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T:6506), which rose 6.01% or 185.0 points to trade at 3265.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Engineering&Shipbuilding (T:7003) added 5.40% or 62.0 points to end at 1211.0 and Asahi Kasei Corp. (T:3407) was up 5.26% or 58.5 points to 1171.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Olympus Corp. (T:7733), which fell 1.55% or 75.0 points to trade at 4775.0 at the close. Sojitz Corp. (T:2768) declined 0.95% or 4.0 points to end at 418.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was down 0.75% or 18.0 points to 2384.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2924 to 637 and 147 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.84% to 18.64.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.02% or 0.57 to $56.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.56% or 0.37 to hit $66.62 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.18% or 2.35 to trade at $1325.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 110.59, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 124.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.703.