Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Wednesday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained more than one and three-quarters percent to finish at 9,629.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained just a fraction of a percent to finish the day's trading at 21,860.

Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei, but lower in Wellington

In currency trading, the dollar was selling unchanged at 80.21.