Asian Stocks Mostly Lower

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed mostly lower Friday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost a fraction of a percent to finish at 8,677.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained just one quarter of one percent to finish the day's trading at 18,025.

Share prices were lower in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, and Wellington, but higher in Tapei.

In currency trading, the U.S. dollar was selling at 76.69 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Thursday.