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Japan’s stock market is up at the end of the day; the Nikkei 225 is up 0.65%.

Monday night, after the market closed, stocks in Japan went up because insurance, banking, and fishing all went up.

The Nikkei 225 gained 0.65% by the end of the day in Tokyo.


On the Nikkei 225, JGC Corp. (TYO:1963) did the best, rising 3.54% or 59.00 points to trade at 1,726.00 at the end of the day. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO: 7003) gained 3.23 percent, or 12 points, to finish at 384.00, and NTN Corp. (TYO: 6472) gained 3.07 percent, or 8 points, to finish at 269.00.

Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (TYO:9501) fell the most during the session, dropping 4.28% or 22.00 points to close at 492.00. Resona Holdings, Inc. (TYO: 8308) fell 2.75 percent, or 20.30 points, to close at $719, and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (TYO: 8303) fell 2.63 percent, or 59.00 points, to $2,183.00.

From 1821 to 1764, more stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange went up than down, and 269 stocks stayed the same.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which shows how volatile the Nikkei 225 options are expected to be, went up by 3.27 percent to 20.20.

Crude oil for February delivery rose 2.40 percent, or 1.86 dollars, to $79.35 a barrel. In other commodity trading, the price of a barrel of Brent oil for delivery in March stayed the same at $84.50, while the price of a troy ounce of gold for delivery in February went up by 0.60%, or $10.70, to $1,806.00.


USD/JPY fell by 0.16 percent to 132.57, while EUR/JPY stayed the same at 140.94, with no change.

At 104.04, the US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.08%.


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