Asian Markets Higher

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were higher in early trading Monday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index rose 1.37 percent , to close at 9,086.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 2.67 percent , to end at 20,143.

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

The dollar was selling at 76.89 yen in currency trading, up two-tenths of a yen from late Friday.