Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.95% By

Asian stocks muted amid China COVID spike, tech rout

© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.95% – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the rose 0.95% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were CyberAgent Inc (TYO:), which rose 6.94% or 84.00 points to trade at 1,294.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Yusen K.K (TYO:) added 6.05% or 167.50 points to end at 2,938.00 and Advantest Corp. (TYO:) was up 4.56% or 410.00 points to 9,400.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:), which fell 2.42% or 27.00 points to trade at 1,091.00 at the close. JGC Corp. (TYO:) declined 1.87% or 36.00 points to end at 1,894.00 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:) was down 1.79% or 11.00 points to 603.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2865 to 708 and 248 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.39% to 17.15 a new 52-week low.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.59% or 0.46 to $77.48 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.64% or 0.55 to hit $84.86 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.62% or 10.75 to trade at $1,756.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.64% to 138.70, while EUR/JPY fell 0.35% to 144.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 105.71.

Written by biedex markets