Asian shares mixed in mute trade

Published: October 10, 2018 13:31:39 | Updated: October 12, 2018 11:56:16

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Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 per cent to 23,414.43 in early trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 inched up nearly 0.1 per cent to 6,045.00.

South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.9 per cent to 2,234.50. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added o.5 per cent to 26,298.74, while the Shanghai Composite fell 0.2 per cent to 2,716.91.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 56.21, or 0.2 per cent, to 26,430.57, and the Nasdaq composite added 2.07, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 7,738.02, reports AP.

The dollar slipped to 113.03 Japanese yen from 113.21 yen late Tuesday. The euro rose to $1.1511 from $1.1437.

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