Asian Markets Lower

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were lower in trading Monday.

Japanese markets were closed for a national holiday .

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index slipped three-tenths of a percent to end at 21,805.

Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. Markets edged up in Manila.

The dollar was selling at 79.02 yen in currency trading, down a tenth of a yen from late Friday.