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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.53%

Sep 09, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japanese stocks rose after the market closed on Friday, led by gains in the energy, transportation equipment, and precision instruments sectors.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.53% at the close of trading in Tokyo.

Nippon Yusen K.K. The Nikkei 225 index was the best performer within the Nikkei 225 index, rising 3.70%, or 360.00 points, to close trading at 10,100.00 points. Meanwhile, SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. added 2.97% or 16.00 points to end at 555.00 points and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. rose 2.78% or 190.00 points to close at 7,030.00 points in late trading.

East Japan Railway Co. was the worst performer during the session, falling 1.18% or 84.00 points to trade at 7,011.00 points at the close of trading. ANA Holdings, Inc. fell 0.98%, or 26.00 points, to close at 2,635.00 points.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, rising shares outnumbered falling shares by a ratio of 2,297 to 1,172, and 311 shares ended unchanged.

The Nikkei volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of options on the Nikkei 225 index, fell 4.02% to 20.06 points.

Oil for October delivery rose 0.74%, or 0.62, to $84.16 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent crude for November delivery rose 0.86%, or 0.77%, to $89.92 a barrel, while the December gold futures contract rose 1.00%, or 17.20%, to trade at $1,737.40 a troy ounce.

The AUD/JPY pair fell 1.22% to 142.34, while the EUR/JPY pair fell 0.21% to 143.73.

Futures contracts for the US dollar index fell 1.05% to USD 108.56.

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