Japan’s Nikkei Loses Ground

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar is lower against the Japanese yen.

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

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 81.39, a loss of just over one-tenth of a yen from Tuesday.

Gold is trading at $1,531.15 an ounce.