Japan’s Nikkei Makes Slight Gains

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed slightly higher Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar is lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained nearly one-tenth of one percent to finish at 9,449.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 79.98 yen, a loss of just over one-tenth of a yen from Tuesday.

The Taipei market was closed at 9,008, a loss of more than one-half of one percent .