Asian Markets Close Higher

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher across the board Monday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index jumped one-and-one-third percent to close at 9,965.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index climbed one percent to end at 22,663.

Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Wellington and Manila. Markets also closed higher in Shanghai, Seoul, Sydney, Singapore, Mumbai and Bangkok.

The U.S. dollar was quoted at 77.27 yen, up half a yen from late Friday.

Gold was trading at $1,616.22 an ounce.