© Reuters. Japan Indices Close Higher; Nikkei 225 up 1.04%
Investing.com – The Japan Stock Exchange closed higher on Wednesday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the close in Tokyo, it rose 1.04% to hit a new 5-year high. The best performers of the session on the was Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T :), which rose 8.83% or 120.0 points to trade at 1479.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Showa Denko KK (T 🙂 added 5.99%, 138.0 points, to close at 2441.0 and Advantest Corp. (T 🙂 was up 5.45%, 450.0 points, to lay off the session at 8710.0. The worst performer of the session was Toho Co., Ltd. (T :), which fell 6.73% or 300.0 points, to trade at 4155.0 at the close. Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (T 🙂 was down 3.78%, or 82.0 points, to close at 2089.0 and Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (T 🙂 was down 3.74%, or 39.5 points , until ending at 1,017.5. Rising shares outnumbered those that fell on the Tokyo Stock Exchange between 1992 and 1524 and 222 ended unchanged. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T 🙂 shares rose to 52-week highs; up to 8.83% or 120.0 to 1479.0. Advantest Corp. (T 🙂 shares rose to 5-year highs; up to 5.45% or 450.0 to 8710.0. The, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged at 0% at 21.48. for delivery in February it rose 0.71%, 0.38, to $ 53.59 a barrel. In the rest of the raw materials trade, for delivery in March it rose 0.71% or 0.40 to reach 56.98 dollars a barrel, while the February contract rose 0.92% or 17.00 for trading at $ 1,861.20 a troy ounce. It was down 0.12% to 103.62, while it was up 0.01% to 126.64. Futures fell 0.18% to 89.903.