Japan’s Nikkei Posts Loss

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Tuesday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost just over one and one-half percent to finish at 8,742.

The dollar was selling at 76.74 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Monday.

Gold is trading at $1,656.00 an ounce.