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Nikkei 225 Reaches New All-Time High with Gains in Key Sectors

In Tuesday’s trading session, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index marked a 0.07% increase, reaching a new all-time high, propelled by positive performances in the Paper & Pulp, Shipbuilding, and Electrical/Machinery sectors.

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.07%, showcasing the market’s resilience and achieving a record high.

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The standout performers on the Nikkei 225 included Obayashi Corp. (TYO:1802), experiencing an impressive 20.59% increase, equivalent to 300.00 points, closing at 1,757.00. Similarly, Taisei Corp. (TYO:1801) rose by 8.81% or 412.00 points, finishing at 5,090.00, and Kajima Corp. (TYO:1812) climbed 6.49%, or 179.00 points, reaching 2,938.00 by the end of the trading day.

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Conversely, the session’s underperformers included DeNA Co Ltd (TYO:2432), recording a 4.60% decline or 64.50 points, closing at 1,338.50. Takara Holdings Inc. (TYO:2531) also experienced a 3.85% dip, losing 48.00 points to close at 1,200.00, while M3 Inc (TYO:2413) fell by 3.58%, shedding 77.50 points to conclude at 2,087.50.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the ratio of advancing stocks to declining ones was 2000 to 1671, with 218 remaining unchanged.

Notably, shares in Obayashi Corp. (TYO:1802) reached a 5-year high, surging by 20.59% or 300.00 points to 1,757.00. Similarly, shares in Kajima Corp. (TYO:1812) also hit 5-year highs, gaining 6.49% or 179.00 points, closing at 2,938.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, measuring the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, saw a 1.16% uptick, reaching 20.98.

In commodities trading, crude oil for April delivery dipped by 0.55% or 0.43 to $78.31 per barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for May delivery fell by 0.43% or 0.36, settling at $82.44 a barrel. The April Gold Futures contract experienced a marginal decline of 0.08% or 1.75, trading at $2,124.55 per troy ounce.

In currency markets, the USD/JPY pair saw a minor uptick of 0.01%, reaching 150.53, while the EUR/JPY fell by 0.06% to 163.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures registered a slight increase of 0.08%, reaching 103.86.

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