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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%

Jul 08, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japanese stocks rose after the close on Friday, with gains in the rubber, electrical/mechanical and food sectors driving stocks higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was up 0.10%.

The best performer in the Nikkei 225 was Nippon Express Co, Ltd (TYO:9147), which gained 6.52% or 460.00 points to close at 7,520.00. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co, Ltd (TYO:5713) added 5.20% or 200.00 points to 4,043.00 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (TYO:7011) rose 5.05% or 241.00 points to 5,014.00 in late trade.

Otsuka Holdings Ltd (TYO:4578) was the worst performer, falling 2.42% or 121.00 points to close at 4,879.00 at the close of trading. Subaru Corp (TYO:7270) fell 2.23% or 51.50 points to close at 2,253.00 and Daiichi Sankyo Co (TYO:4568) dropped 2.22% or 78.00 points to 3,443.00.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, rising stocks outweighed falling ones by 1809 to 1688 and 276 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 6.42% to 22.43.

The price of crude oil for August delivery fell 0.19 %, or 0.20, to $102.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.18%, or 0.19, to $104.84 a barrel, while the August gold futures contract fell 0.14%, or 2.45, to settle at $1,737.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY fell 0.11% to 135.82, while EUR/JPY fell 0.62% to 137.28.

US dollar index futures rose 0.33% to 107.32.

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