© Reuters. Japan stocks higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.98%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the added 0.98%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sompo Holdings Inc (TYO:), which rose 7.93% or 402.00 points to trade at 5,471.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (TYO:) added 7.64% or 518.00 points to end at 7,300.00 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (TYO:) was up 6.72% or 252.00 points to 4,000.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tosoh Corp. (TYO:), which fell 4.48% or 88.00 points to trade at 1,876.00 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (TYO:) declined 3.99% or 18.00 points to end at 433.00 and JGC Corp. (TYO:) was down 3.53% or 62.00 points to 1,693.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2699 to 865 and 215 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.66% to 23.68.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.86% or 0.95 to $111.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.98% or 1.08 to hit $111.07 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 11.72 to trade at $1,853.82 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.16% to 127.64, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 135.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 102.62.

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