Slight Gains for Japan’s Nikkei

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained nearly one-quarter of one percent to finish at 9,816.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.40, a loss of more than one-quarter of a yen from Wednesday.

Gold is trading at $1,508.56 an ounce.