Asian stock markets finished mixed today-Thursday.
Tokyo's Nikkei index rose 29 points to close at 11,577.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index also rose 29 to end at 14,190.
Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei. Markets were lower in Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Shanghai, Sydney and Wellington.
In late afternoon Tokyo currency trading, the dollar was selling at 108.73 yen, up 0.24 yen from the same time Wednesday.
In Hong Kong, the price of gold fell one dollar to close at 437 dollars and 35 cents an ounce.