Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.73%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.73%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Advantest Corp. (T:6857), which rose 7.33% or 670.0 points to trade at 9810.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) added 5.81% or 540.0 points to end at 9840.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:7201) was up 5.76% or 34.2 points to 627.9 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were CyberAgent Inc (T:4751), which fell 7.36% or 162.0 points to trade at 2038.0 at the close. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:3099) declined 3.67% or 29.0 points to end at 762.0 and Canon Inc (T:7751) was down 3.60% or 93.5 points to 2501.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2162 to 1340 and 215 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.25 a new 1-month high.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.93% or 0.67 to $73.06 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.77% or 0.57 to hit $74.44 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 1.07% or 19.25 to trade at $1818.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 109.81, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 130.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 92.082.

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