Gains in the Real Estate, Paper & Pulp, and Shipbuilding sectors contributed to a rise in Japan’s stock market after the market closed on Wednesday.
At Tokyo’s close, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.14 percent.
Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631) had the greatest performance on the Nikkei 225 during the day, rising 4.10% or 122.00 points to end at 3,095.00. In late trading, Nichirei Corp. (TYO:2871) gained 4.04%, or 105.00 points, to close at 2,706.00, while Konami Corp. (TYO:9700) rose 3.23%, or 210.00 points, to 6,720.00.
T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8795) was the poorest performance of the day, falling 4.08% or 63.00 points to close at 1,480.00. Olympus Corp. (TYO:7733) down 4.06%, or 114.50 points, to close at 2,704.00, while Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (TYO:8750) fell 3.62%, or 88.00 points, to 2,346.00.
On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, rising equities exceeded decreasing ones by 1823 to 1672, with 304 ending unchanged.
Nikkei Volatility, which measures implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, decreased by 5.03% to 18.87, a new one-month low.
Crude oil for December delivery fell 0.64 percent, or 0.56 dollars, to $86.36 a barrel. Brent oil for January delivery declined 0.47 percent, or $0.44, to $93.42 per barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract increased 0.03 percent, or $0.55, to $1,777.35 per troy ounce.
USD/JPY advanced 0.31 percent to 139.71, while EUR/JPY climbed 0.65 percent to 145.03.
At 106.29, US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.01%.