Asian Stocks Higher

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Thursday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained just over two percent to finish at 8,927.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index soared three and one-quarter percent to finish the day's trading at 19,689.

Share prices were also higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington.

In currency trading, the dollar was selling at 75.83 yen, a loss of more than one-quarter of a yen from Wednesday.