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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.20%

Mar 01, 2022 02:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japanese stocks gained after the close on Tuesday as earnings in the pulp and paper, railways and buses, and real estate sectors pushed stocks higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.20%.

Stocks of Tokyo Electric Power Co, Inc. were the best performers on the Nikkei 225, remaining flat at 0% or 0 points to close at 366.0. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. traded steady at 0% or 0 points to close at 8780.0, and Chiyoda Corp. was steady at 0% or 0 points to settle at 357.0 in late trading.

The worst performer was Pacific Metals Co. Ltd. which was flat at 0% or 0 points to close at 3330.0 in late trade. Chiba Bank Ltd. was flat at 0% or 0 points at 1729.0, while T&D Holdings, Inc. was flat at 0% or 0 points at 770.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, advancers outnumbered reducers 2365 to 1245, and 177 ended the session flat.

Shares of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. rose unchanged to a 5-year high; flat 0% or 0 at 8780.0.

Nikkei volatility, which captures the embedded volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was flat at 0% to 26.53.

Crude oil for delivery in April increased 3.68%, or $3.32, to $93.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for delivery in May was up 2.10%, or $1.95, at $94.94 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract gained 0.63%, or $12.05, to $1911.85 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY was unchanged at 114.74, while the EUR/JPY was flat at 129.79.

US dollar index futures increased 0.10% to 96.112.

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