Japan’s Nikkei Index Closes in Positive Territory

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index rose one percent to finish at 8,701.

The dollar was selling at 76.49 yen, a loss of one-tenth of a yen from Wednesday.

Gold is trading at $1,627.10 an ounce.