Beurs van Manilla sluit handelsjaar af met winst, Japanse beursindex eindigt in het rood

People applaud during a ceremony to celebrate the last trading day of 2011 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on December 30, 2011. Japan's headline Nikkei-225 index finished 2011 trade December 30 at its lowest year-end level since 1982, despite rising on the day thanks to upbeat US data. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA AFP