Japan’s Nikkei Plunges

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is slightly lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index dropped nearly one and three-quarter percent to finish at 9,555.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.90, a loss of one-fifth of a yen from Wednesday.

Gold is trading at $1,540.89 an ounce.