Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 1.43%

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Japan stocks were higher as soon as the close on Monday, as gains in the Transport, Fishery and Transportation Equipment sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 1.43%.

The best performers from the session over the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568), which rose 8.25% or 421.0 suggests trade at 5521.0 on the close. Meanwhile, Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103) added 5.18% or 22.0 points to end at 447.0 and JX Holdings, Inc. (T:5020) was up 5.13% or 26.0 suggests 532.5 in late trade.

The worst performers within the session were Rakuten Inc (T:4755), which fell 3.82% or 40.0 points to trade at 1008.0 at the close. Nichirei Corp. (T:2871) declined 1.61% or 44.0 suggests end at 2684.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602) was down 1.01% or 45.0 points to 4400.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones about the Tokyo Stock market by 2657 to 890 and 178 ended unchanged.

Shares in Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) rose for all time highs; gaining 8.25% or 421.0 to 5521.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.18% to 17.20.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.10% or 0.66 to $60.80 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.61% or 1.09 hitting $68.67 a barrel, as you move the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 3.55 to trade at $1294.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 111.06, while EUR/JPY rose 0.47% to 124.92.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.615.