Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed higher Tuesday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained one and one-tenth percent to finish at 9,460.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index also rose one and one-tenth percent to finish the day's trading at 21,851.

Share prices were higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Wellington.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.20, down a fraction of a yen from Monday.

Gold is trading at $1,544.03 an ounce.