Asian Markets Close Mixed

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Friday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained half a percent , to close at 9,514.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped eight-tenths of a percent , to end at 22,420.

Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Taipei, Seoul, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila. Markets closed higher in Shanghai, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Wellington.

The U.S. dollar was quoted at 80.14 yen, down two-tenths of a yen from late Thursday.

Gold was trading at $1,542.25 an ounce.