Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 2.12%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 2.12% to hit a new 5-year high.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Honda Motor Co Ltd (T:7267), which rose 9.42% or 244.0 points to trade at 2833.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003) added 8.12% or 28.0 points to end at 373.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T:1721) was up 6.51% or 184.0 points to 3010.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523), which fell 23.64% or 2421.0 points to trade at 7819.0 at the close. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:6479) declined 7.64% or 155.0 points to end at 1875.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5202) was down 6.44% or 27.0 points to 392.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2288 to 1232 and 195 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.59.

Crude oil for December delivery was up 2.18% or 0.81 to $37.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 2.10% or 0.83 to hit $40.28 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.65 to trade at $1956.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 103.53, while EUR/JPY rose 0.29% to 123.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.203.