© Reuters. Japan Indices Close Higher; Nikkei 225 up 1.54%
Investing.com – The Japan Stock Exchange closed higher on Friday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the close in Tokyo, it added 1.54%. The best performers of the session on the was Mazda Motor Corp (T :), which rose 18.52% or 150.0 points to trade at 960.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T 🙂 added 11.21%, 92.0 points, to close at 913.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T 🙂 was up 9.53%, 148.0 points, until dismissing the session at 1701.0. The worst performer of the session was Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T :), which fell 7.39%, or 229.0 points, to settle at 2871.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T :), fell 4.41%, 87.0 points, to close at 1886.0 and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T 🙂 lost 3.88%, 44 , 0 points, ending at 1090.0. Rising shares outnumbered those that fell on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2,490 to 1,037 and 206 ended unchanged. Mazda Motor Corp (T 🙂 shares rose to 52-week highs; gaining 18.52% or 150.0 to 960.0. NTT Data Corp. (T 🙂 shares rose to 5-year highs; increasing 9.53% or 148.0 to 1701.0. The, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged at 0% at 21.38. Crude oil for March delivery rose 0.52%, 0.29, to $ 56.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in the commodity trade, Brent oil for April delivery rose 0.20% or 0.12 to $ 59.12 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract rose 0.47% or 8.45 to trade at $ 1,799.65 a troy ounce. USD / JPY was down 0.03% to 105.50, while EUR / JPY was down 0.04% to 126.20. US Dollar Index futures were down 0.03% to 91.523.