13 Apr '11, 1am

Asian stocks mixed at midday

Asian stocks mixed at midday

The Nikkei 225 index lost 164.44 points, or 1.69 per cent, to 9,555.26. The Topix index lost 13.83 points, or 1.62 percent, to 838.51. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO Tokyo stocks closed higher Wednesday on a weaker yen, after shares dipped in and out of positive territory amid caution over the unfolding impact of the March 11 disasters, dealers said. The Nikkei 225 index added 85.92 points, or 0.90 per cent, to 9,641.18. The Topix added 6.08 points, or 0.73 per cent, to 844.59. HONG KONG Hong Kong shares rose 0.66 per cent on Wednesday, in line with regional markets, as traders moved in to pick up bargains after two days of losses. The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 158.66 points to 24,135.03. SHANGHAI Chinese shares closed up 0.96 per cent as gains in financials and real estate plays outweighed losses in resources firms, dealers said. The Shanghai Composite Index, which covers ...

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