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Market Update

Asian Markets End Mixed; Tokyo, Hong Kong Regain

Asian markets ended mixed Tuesday after European debt-rating cuts by Moody’s weighed on investor confidence even as robust rally in property shares led Hang Seng higher while Japanese stocks recovered after the central bank announced a hike in its asset-purchase program.

At close, the Nikkei was up 0.6%. The Shanghai Composite was down 0.3% while the Hang Seng gained 0.1%. The Sensex was also up 0.4% while the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries declined 0.9%.