27 Apr '11, 9am

Asian shares mixed despite Wall Street rally: Investors around the region took their early trading c... #realestate

HONG KONG : Asian shares were mixed Wednesday despite a solid lead from Wall Street following strong earnings by top US firms, with traders in Japan ignoring a cut in the country's debt rating outlook. Trade was muted ahead of a key policy decision by the US Federal Reserve, while dealers also had an eye on the release of corporate results in Japan, which began after the market closed. Tokyo gained 1.39 percent, with the Nikkei up 133.15 points at 9,691.84. South Korean shares closed flat, trimming earlier gains, with the benchmark KOSPI up 0.40 points at 2,206.70. Sydney ended 0.83 percent weaker on concerns over falling metals prices and higher inflation, analysts said. The S&P/ASX 200 was down 40.9 points at 4,872.9. Consumer prices rose 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in March, above estimates of a 1.2 percent spike, and jumped 3.3 percent from a year earlier. Hong Kong...

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