Asia Markets Close Mostly Higher

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mostly higher Thursday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained more than one and one-half percent to finish at 8,772.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose nearly one and one-half percent to finish the day's trading at 19,752.

Share prices were higher in Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington, but lower in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Mumbai.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 77.14 yen, a gain of just over one-fourth of a yen from Wednesday.

Gold is trading at $1,707.55 an ounce.