Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Tokyo, the gained 0.10% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were Ebara Corp. (T:), which rose 6.93% or 37.0 points to trade at 571.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Inpex Corp. (T:) added 4.24% or 49.5 points to end at 1217.0 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:) was up 3.82% or 15.0 points to 408.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pioneer Corp. (T:), which fell 8.56% or 28.0 points to trade at 299.0 at the close. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 8.08% or 120.5 points to end at 1370.5 and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 6.16% or 78.0 points to 1188.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1286 to 587.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.28% to 21.11 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.09% or 0.48 to $43.73 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.13% or 0.06 to hit $47.79 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.27% or 2.90 to trade at $1091.40 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 122.99, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 132.15.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.18% at 99.09.
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