Asian markets settled on a mixed note on Wednesday. Hong Kong's
Hang Seng index increased 120.24 points, or 0.54% to close at
22,437.44. Taiwan's Taiex index gained 25.24 points, or 0.29% to
settle at 8,600.86.
South Korea's Kospi index went up 5.91 points, or 0.30% to end
at 1,970.77. China's Shanghai Composite index rose 7.04 points, or
0.35% to settle at 2,041.25.
On the other hand, Japanese benchmark index Nikkei 225 went down
80.63 points, or 0.54% to close at 14,970.97. Singapore's Straits
Times index decreased 15.37 points, or 0.50% to close at