Japanese, Taiwan Markets Sag as Dollar Dips

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed lower Thursday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost slightly more than one percent to finish at 8,682.

The dollar was selling at 76.75 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Wednesday.

The Taipei market closed at 7,244, losing almost one and a half percent .