Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.66%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.66%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which rose 15.07% or 455.0 points to trade at 3475.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:7004) added 8.36% or 72.0 points to end at 933.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T:6366) was up 7.00% or 29.0 points to 443.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568), which fell 3.50% or 103.0 points to trade at 2839.5 at the close. Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T:8233) declined 2.88% or 34.0 points to end at 1147.0 and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:2269) was down 2.59% or 190.0 points to 7160.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1851 to 1669 and 233 ended unchanged.

Shares in Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) rose to 52-week highs; up 15.07% or 455.0 to 3475.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.23.

Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.92% or 0.75 to $82.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.59% or 0.50 to hit $85.36 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.50 to trade at $1766.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 114.28, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 132.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.078.

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