© Reuters. Japan Indices Close Higher; Nikkei 225 up 0.85%
Investing.com – The Japan Stock Exchange closed higher on Thursday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the close in Tokyo, 0.85% added to reach a new 5-year high. The best performers of the session on the was Nikon Corp. (T :), which rose 7.21% or 54.0 points to trade at 803.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T 🙂 advanced 5.30% or 300.0 points to close at 5,960.0 and Bridgestone Corp. (T 🙂 rose 5.12% or 190.0 points, to dismiss the session at 3900.0. The worst performer of the session was GS Yuasa Corp. (T :), which fell 5.02%, or 165.0 points, to trade at 3,120.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T :), fell 4.70%, or 104.0 points, to close at 2,110.0, and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T 🙂 fell 4.70%, 51.0 points, ending at 1,035.0. The declining shares outnumbered those advancing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2041-1495 and 212 ended unchanged. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T 🙂 shares rose to 52-week highs; up to 5.30% or 300.0 to 5960.0. The, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged at 0% at 21.48. Crude oil for February delivery rose 0.26%, 0.14, to $ 53.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in the commodity trade, Brent oil for March delivery rose 0.11% or 0.06 to $ 56.12 a barrel, while the February gold futures contract fell 0.82% or 15.25 to trade at $ 1,839.65 a troy ounce. USD / JPY was up 0.19% to 104.05, while EUR / JPY was up 0.11% to 126.39. US Dollar Index futures were up 0.03% at 90.358.