Japan’s Nikkei Soars

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar is slightly lower against the Japanese yen.

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

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.18, down just a fraction of a yen from Tuesday.

Gold is trading at $1,546.78 an ounce.