Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.11%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.11% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the were Olympus Corp. (T:), which rose 15.18% or 224.0 points to trade at 1700.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T:) added 6.67% or 100.0 points to end at 1600.0 and GS Yuasa Corp. (T:) was up 6.55% or 135.0 points to 2196.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:), which fell 6.72% or 35.5 points to trade at 492.5 at the close. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) declined 5.27% or 32.5 points to end at 584.5 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 5.13% or 117.0 points to 2165.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1782 to 1719 and 253 ended unchanged.

Shares in Olympus Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 15.18% or 224.0 to 1700.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.18.

Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.69% or 0.39 to $56.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.71% or 0.44 to hit $62.18 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 6.15 to trade at $1486.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 109.05, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 120.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.792.

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