Asian Markets Mostly Higher

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets were mostly higher in trading Tuesday.

But Tokyo's Nikkei index as down nearly one percent to close at 8,762.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose slightly more than one percent . top end at 18.968.

Elsewhere markets were higher in Shanghai, Taipei, Wellington and Manila.

The dollar was selling at 76.11 yen, up a fraction from late Monday.