(C) Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.60%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which rose 12.71% or 244.0 points to trade at 2164.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) added 7.45% or 250.0 points to end at 3605.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101) was up 7.30% or 230.0 points to 3380.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T:7202), which fell 4.04% or 46.0 points to trade at 1094.0 at the close. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770) declined 4.03% or 64.0 points to end at 1524.0 and Bridgestone Corp. (T:5108) was down 2.57% or 115.0 points to 4357.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2562 to 986 and 196 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.91.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.47% or 0.30 to $64.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.46% or 0.31 to hit $68.21 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.75% or 12.85 to trade at $1734.65 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 108.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.43% to 129.77.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 91.725.
Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.60%
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