TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Benchmark TOCOM rubber futures extended gains into a fourth session on Monday, buoyed by climbing oil prices.
The Tokyo Commodity Exchange rubber contract for February delivery JRUc6 0#2JRU: had risen 1.3 yen to 170.3 yen per kg by 0050 GMT, after settling up 0.6 yen on Friday.It was trading near a four-month high hit on Friday.
The U.S. dollar was quoted around 100.75 yen JPY= , compared with around 100.90 yen on Friday afternoon. USD/
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei stock average .N225 was down 0.5 percent.
U.S.oil prices rose about 1 percent on Monday, paring a 4-percent tumble on Friday.
The following data is expected on Monday: (Time in GMT)
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(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Joseph Radford)