Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.55%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.55%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035), which rose 7.13% or 1655.0 points to trade at 24860.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T:6703) added 2.96% or 31.0 points to end at 1078.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:6841) was up 2.77% or 45.0 points to 1672.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901), which fell 3.59% or 46.0 points to trade at 1234.0 at the close. DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432) declined 3.51% or 51.0 points to end at 1403.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:5406) was down 3.31% or 14.0 points to 409.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1957 to 1511 and 191 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 33.05.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 2.32% or 0.90 to $39.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 2.00% or 0.83 to hit $42.34 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 8.50 to trade at $1739.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 106.95, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 119.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 97.403.

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