Japan’s Nikkei Loses Ground

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is higher against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost more than one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,597.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.58, a gain of more than one-quarter of a yen from Wednesday.

Gold is trading at $1,542.38 an ounce.