Japan’s Nikkei Closes on Low Note

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar is lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index dropped nearly one and one-half percent to finish at 9,926.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 80.11 yen, a loss of a tenth of a yen from Monday.

The Taipei market finished at 8,491, a loss of just over two percent .