Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.81%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.81% to hit a new 52-week high.

The best performers of the session on the were Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 7.77% or 129.0 points to trade at 1789.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Unitika, Ltd. (T:) added 6.37% or 24.0 points to end at 401.0 and Obayashi Corp. (T:) was up 5.95% or 67.0 points to 1193.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:), which fell 13.31% or 422.5 points to trade at 2752.5 at the close. Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T:) declined 3.40% or 16.0 points to end at 454.0 and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T:) was down 3.28% or 62.0 points to 1830.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2077 to 1443 and 233 ended unchanged.

Shares in Obayashi Corp. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.95% or 67.0 to 1193.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.67.

Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.28% or 0.16 to $57.02 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.31% or 0.19 to hit $62.37 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 4.25 to trade at $1452.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 109.27, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 120.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 98.120.

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