Asian Markets Higher

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were higher in trading 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 22,669.

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

The dollar was selling at 77.50 yen in currency trading, up three-quarters of a yen from late Friday.