23 Mar '11, 3am

Asian stocks open mixed: TOKYO stocks fell 1.69 per cent on Wednesday on profit-taking after posting strong gain...

TOKYO TOKYO stocks fell 1.69 per cent on Wednesday on profit-taking after posting strong gains Tuesday amid hopes that Japan was making progress in containing its nuclear crisis, dealers said. The Nikkei 225 index lost 162.31 points to 9,446.01 in early trade. SHANGHAI Chinese shares edged up 0.13 per cent in early trade Wednesday with oil companies? gains offsetting declines in metal firms, dealers said. The Shanghai Composite Index, which covers both A and B shares, was up 3.77 points at 2,922.91. HONG KONG Hong Kong shares fell 0.29 per cent in early trade on Wednesday, with the Hang Seng Index losing 67.14 points to 22790.76. KUALA LUMPUR At 9.30am on Wednesday, there were 137 gainers, 117 losers and 160 counters traded unchanged on the Bursa Malaysia. The FBM-KLCI was at 1,506.68 down 2.22 points, the FBMACE was at 4,141.93 up 68.91 points, and the FBMEmas was at 10,3...

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