Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.10%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.10%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T:8303), which rose 7.75% or 155.0 points to trade at 2154.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T:8015) added 5.83% or 285.0 points to end at 5170.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012) was up 5.01% or 98.0 points to 2054.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which fell 7.14% or 510.0 points to trade at 6630.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) declined 2.76% or 220.0 points to end at 7760.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021) was down 2.27% or 150.0 points to 6460.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2077 to 1425 and 276 ended unchanged.

Shares in Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T:8303) rose to 5-year highs; rising 7.75% or 155.0 to 2154.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.78.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.47% or 1.04 to $69.69 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.22% or 0.90 to hit $72.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 4.35 to trade at $1767.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 113.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 128.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.445.