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Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index Rises by 1.16% at Close

Tokyo, Japan – On Monday, Japan’s stock market witnessed a rise, with notable gains observed in the Gas & Water, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic, and Finance & Investment sectors, driving shares higher.

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At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 Index climbed by 1.16%.

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Among the top performers on the Nikkei 225 were Mercari Inc (TYO:4385), which surged by 11.73% or 215.00 points, closing at 2,048.00. Similarly, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO:4506) saw an increase of 7.54% or 23.00 points, concluding at 328.00, while M3 Inc (TYO:2413) recorded a gain of 6.63% or 101.00 points, reaching 1,625.00 by the end of the trading session.

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Conversely, the session witnessed declines in certain stocks, with Fujikura Ltd. (TYO:5803) experiencing a decrease of 4.59% or 148.00 points, closing at 3,076.00. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (TYO:5801) also declined by 4.42% or 187.00 points, ending at 4,046.00, while Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:7261) saw a decrease of 3.26% or 54.00 points, settling at 1,603.50.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with 2309 stocks advancing, 1311 declining, and 243 remaining unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, decreased by 4.43% to 16.84.

In commodities trading, crude oil for July delivery saw a decrease of 0.39% or 0.30, reaching $76.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell by 0.44% or 0.36, touching $80.75 a barrel. Additionally, the August Gold Futures contract witnessed a decline of 0.43% or 10.10, trading at $2,335.70 a troy ounce.

The USD/JPY currency pair experienced a marginal decline of 0.02% to 157.27, while the EUR/JPY pair rose by 0.05% to 170.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures saw a slight decline of 0.04% at 104.59.

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