Asian Stocks Mixed

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Thursday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index dropped more than one-half of one percent to finish at 8,982.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost one percent to finish the day's trading at 19,595.

Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai and Wellington, but lower in Taipei. Trading was virtually unchanged in Sydney.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 76.50 yen, a loss of more than one-quarter of a yen from Wednesday.