Asian Markets Lower

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:31 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were down in early trading Friday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost seven-tenths of a percent , to close at 9,833.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped six-tenths of a percent , to end at 22,440.

Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Taipei, Sydney, Shanghai and Wellington. Manila markets close higher.

The dollar was selling at 77.58 yen in currency trading, down a tenth of a yen from late Thursday.