Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.12%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 1.12%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Marubeni Corp. (T:8002), which rose 9.48% or 55.4 points to trade at 639.6 at the close. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Corp. (T:8053) added 9.09% or 114.5 points to end at 1374.5 and Mitsubishi Corp. (T:8058) was up 7.72% or 180.0 points to 2512.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (T:9432), which fell 5.12% or 130.0 points to trade at 2411.5 at the close. KDDI Corp. (T:9433) declined 4.74% or 153.0 points to end at 3078.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703) was down 3.63% or 7.0 points to 186.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2806 to 728 and 163 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 25.93.

Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.77% or 0.33 to $43.30 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.20% or 0.55 to hit $46.36 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 7.40 to trade at $1967.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.43% to 105.80, while EUR/JPY rose 0.43% to 125.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.403.

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