Asian stock markets close midweek mixed
Half of major Asian indices end day with increases
Major Asian stocks closed Wednesday with mixed figures.
The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, earned 4.81 points, or 0.14%, to close at around 3,347 points.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock exchange was down 70.34 points, or 0.26%, to 26,677 points.
The Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, increased 59.17 points, or 0.29%, to 20,171 points.
China's Shanghai Stock Exchange rose 36.54 points, or 1.19%, to close at 3,107 points.
The Indian Sensex benchmark was down 303.35 points, or 0.56%, to end the day at 53,749 points.
The Singapore index fell 15.46 points, or 0.48%, to close at 3,179 points.
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