Another Day of Losses for Japan’s Nikkei

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is slightly higher against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost one and one-quarter percent to finish at 8,944.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 76.62 yen, a gain of a fraction of a yen from Wednesday.

Gold is trading at $1,794.15 an ounce.