Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.89%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.89%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T:), which rose 4.47% or 84.0 points to trade at 1962.0 at the close. Meanwhile, SUMCO Corp. (T:) added 4.12% or 74.0 points to end at 1868.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:) was up 4.07% or 220.0 points to 5630.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dentsu Inc. (T:), which fell 4.23% or 150.0 points to trade at 3395.0 at the close. Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) declined 3.16% or 15.0 points to end at 460.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:) was down 2.90% or 34.0 points to 1140.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2321 to 1227 and 227 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dentsu Inc. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; down 4.23% or 150.0 to 3395.0. Shares in Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; losing 3.16% or 15.0 to 460.0. Shares in JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 2.90% or 34.0 to 1140.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.57.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.03% or 0.54 to $52.83 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.90% or 0.52 to hit $58.27 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 3.35 to trade at $1606.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 110.12, while EUR/JPY rose 0.33% to 118.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 99.328.

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