Asian Markets Close Mixed

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mixed Friday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index was unchanged , to close at 8,700.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 2.32 percent , to end at 17,592.

Elsewhere, share prices were lower in Shanghai, Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Markets closed higher in Taipei, Seoul, Sydney, Jakarta, Wellington and Manila.

The U.S. dollar was quoted at 76.83 yen, unchanged from late Thursday.

Gold was trading at $1,631.77 an ounce.