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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%



Jul 22, 2022 03:35AM ET


By: AnalysisWatch


After the close of trading on Friday, Japanese stocks rose, with gains in the transportation equipment, mining, and retail sectors driving shares higher.


The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.40 percent at the close of trading in Tokyo, reaching a new one-month high.


The best performer during the session was the Nikkei 225 index Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. which rose 11.31% or 1,000.00 points and was trading at 9,840.00 points at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Yusen K.K. added 4.02% or 400.00 points to close at 10,360.00 and Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. rose 3.45% or 160.00 points to close at 4,800.00 in late trade.


The worst performers during the session were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., which dropped 8.30% or 47.00 points to trade at 519.00 points at the close of the session.


Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. fell 2.75% or 38.00 points to close at 1,346.00, and Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. fell 2.74% or 99.00 points to close at 3,509.00.


On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, appreciating shares were more than depreciating by 1,911 to 1,523, and 350 ended unchanged.


The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of options on the Nikkei 225, fell 2.84% to 20.52, a new 1-month low.


Crude oil for September delivery rose 0.51%, or $0.49, to $96.84 a barrel.


Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent crude for September delivery rose 0.53%, or 0.55%, to $104.41 a barrel, and the August gold futures contract rose 0.07%, or 1.15%, to $1,714.55 an ounce.


Among pairs, USD/JPY rose 0.21% to 137.66, while EUR/JPY fell 0.60% to 139.66.


Futures on the US dollar index rose 0.31% to 107.13.

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