Epic Asian Markets Update
Japanese shares rose to a new six-month peak on Tuesday thanks to supportive comments from the Bank of Japan, while the rest of the region declined on the back of a negative US lead.
China’s Shanghai Composite shed 0.30 percent or 6.61 points at 2,200.76.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng plunged 0.78 percent or 187.47 points at 23,851.08.
Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.52 percent or 81.20 points at 15,736.27.
Singapore’s Straits Times was flat at 3,190.98.
South Korea’s Seoul Composite declined 0.57 percent or 11.49 points at 2,019.29.
Taiwan’s Taiwan Weighted fell 0.21 percent or 17.35 points at 8,397.26.