Japan’s Nikkei Plummets

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar is trading higher against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost nearly two and one-quarter percent to finish at 8,591.

The dollar was selling at 77.20 yen, a gain of more than one-quarter of a yen from Monday.

Gold is trading at $1,893.85 an ounce.