Asian stocks mixed as China’s markets remain closed for holidays

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street indexes finished little changed as investors awaited earnings results from major global companies.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 JP:NIK gained 0.4% in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 AU:XJO shed 0.1%, while South Korea’s Kospi KR:180721 jumped 1.3%. Stocks rose in Singapore SG:STI but fell in Indonesia ID:JAKIDX. Markets were closed in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taiwan for Lunar New Year holidays.



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