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Title: Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.05%

Sep 03, 2021 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch





Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares higher.





At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 2.05% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 6.49% or 112.0 points to trade at 1839.0 at the close. Meanwhile, IHI Corp. (T:7013) added 5.30% or 130.0 points to end at 2582.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301) was up 4.99% or 75.0 points to 1578.0 in late trade.


The worst performers of the session were Rakuten Inc (T:4755), which fell 2.10% or 24.0 points to trade at 1117.0 at the close. Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (T:9503) declined 1.34% or 15.0 points to end at 1103.5 and West Japan Railway Co. (T:9021) was down 1.04% or 54.0 points to 5154.0.


Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2583 to 956 and 226 ended unchanged.


Shares in JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.49% or 112.0 to 1839.0.


The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.16.


USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 110.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 130.66.


The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.213.

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