Japanese Markets Down as Dollar Dips a Fraction

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese markets closed slightly lower Friday, while the U.S. dollar is trading lower against the Japanese yen.

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

The dollar was selling at 76.76 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Thursday.

The Taipei market closed at 7,254, gaining just over a tenth of a percent .