Asian Markets Higher

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Friday.

Tokyo's Nikkei index gained over one and one-quarter percent to finish at 9,050.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained more than one and one-half percent to finish the day's trading at 20,019.

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

In currency trading, the U.S. dollar was selling at 75.90 yen, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Thursday.