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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.27%

Jun 03, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japanese stocks rose after the close on Friday thanks to gains in the shipbuilding, automotive and parts, gas and water sectors.

At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index rose 1.27% to hit a new one-month high.

Pacific Metals Co (TYO:5541) was the best performer on the Nikkei 225 during the session, rising 6.47% or 176.00 points to 2,895.00 at the end of trading. Meanwhile, Fast Retailing Co, Ltd (TYO:9983) added 5.86% or 3,700.00 points to close at 66,850.00 points and Z Holdings Corp (TYO:4689) rose 5.09% or 21.50 points to close at 443.50 points in late trade.

Tosoh Corp (TYO:4042) was the worst performer during the session, losing 3.28% or 62.00 points to close at 1,829.00 points. Toho Co (TYO:9602) fell 2.30% or 120.00 points to close at 5,090.00 points and Credit Saison Co (TYO:8253) dropped 2.25% or 35.00 points to close at 1,518.00 points.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones, at 1,889 versus 1,607, while 260 stocks closed unchanged.

Nikkei volatility, which measures the implied volatility of options on the Nikkei 225, fell 1.26% to 19.56, a new one-month low.

Crude oil for July delivery fell 0.68%, or 0.79%, to $116.08 a barrel. In other commodity trading, Brent crude for August delivery fell 0.57% (0.67) to $116.94 per barrel, while August gold futures fell 0.11% (2.10) to $1,869.30 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY exchange rate rose 0.03% to 129.88 points, while the EUR/JPY exchange rate rose 0.09% to 139.62 points.

The US dollar futures index fell by 0.09% to 101.74 points.

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