Asia Markets Close Mostly Lower

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Most Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Tuesday.

However, Tokyo's Nikkei index gained nearly one percent to finish at 8,617.

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

Indexes in Hong Kong and Seoul were closed Tuesday.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 76.96 yen, a loss of one-quarter of a yen from Monday.

Gold is trading at $1,815 an ounce.