Asian Stocks Mostly Higher

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Friday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained close to three-quarters of one percent to finish at 10,138.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index soared nearly one percent to finish the day's trading at 22,726.

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

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 81.34, a gain of nearly one-tenth of a yen from Thursday.