Japan’s Nikkei Index Enjoys Upswing

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed higher Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar is slightly higher against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained nearly two percent to finish at 8,774.

The dollar was selling at 76.70 yen, a gain of a fraction of a yen from Monday.

The Taipei market ended the day's trading at 7,399, an increase of more than two and one-half percent .