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Japan’s stock market is up at the end of the day; the Nikkei 225 is up 0.40.

Tuesday night, after the market closed, stocks in Japan went up because shipbuilding, gas and water, and financial services all went up.

At the end of the day in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was up 0.40 percent.


On the Nikkei 225, the best performer of the session was JGC Corp. (TYO:1963), which rose 3.24%, or 56 points, to close at 1,786.00. In late trade, Chiyoda Corp. (TYO:6366) rose 3.04%, or 11 points, to 373.00, and Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (TYO:4901) rose 2.76%, or 194 points, to 7,212.00.

Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd (TYO:5101) was the session’s worst performer, falling 3.06% or 68.00 points to close at 2,152.00.Unitika, Ltd. (TYO:3103) fell 2.37 percent, or 6 points, to finish at 247.00, and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:5714) fell 1.37 percent, or 60 points, to 4,320.00.

From 1875 to 1588, more stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange went up than down, and 352 stocks stayed the same.

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The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, went up by 4.10 percentage points to 18.78.

Crude oil for delivery in January went up 1.60 percent, or 1.17 dollars, to $74.34 per barrel. Brent oil for February delivery went up 1.76 percent, or $1.37, to $79.36 per barrel, and the February Gold Futures contract went up 0.32 percent, or $5.65, to $1,797.95 per troy ounce.


The USD/JPY pair fell by 0.22% to 137.35, and the EUR/JPY pair fell by 0.05% to 144.95.

At 104.46, the US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.29%.


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