Asia Markets Close Mixed

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed mixed Tuesday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost well over one and one-half percent to finish at 8,721.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained just over one-half of one percent to finish the day's trading at 19,015.

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

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 76.50 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Monday.

Gold is trading at $1,792.46 an ounce.