Japan’s Nikkei Rises, Dollar Falls

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Wednesday, while the U.S. dollar is lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained nearly one and one-quarter percent to finish at 10,006.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 78.97 yen, a loss of nearly one-quarter of a yen from Tuesday.

The Taipei market closed at 8,706, a gain of more than two percent .