Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained more than one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,720.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost nearly one-quarter of one percent to finish the day's trading at 23,626.

Share prices were higher in Manila, Mumbai, Singapore, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. Trading was either flat or unchanged in Jakarta, Shanghai and Sydney.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 81.38, a loss of nearly one-fourth of a yen from Tuesday.

Gold is trading at $1,532.15 an ounce.