Asian stocks mixed

BEIJING, Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday, AP reported.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 22,914.69 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.2 percent to 28,415.23. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 2,768.23 while Seoul's Kospi g...

BEIJING, Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday, AP reported.

Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 percent to 22,914.69 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.2 percent to 28,415.23. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 2,768.23 while Seoul's Kospi gained 0.2 percent to 2,308.43. Sydney's S and P-ASX 200 advanced 0.4 percent to 6,330.20 and India's Sensex added 14 points to 38,906.93. Benchmarks in New Zealand gained while Bangkok and Jakarta declined.

Benchmark U.S. crude added 4 cents to $68.57 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract sank 34 cents on Tuesday to close at $68.53. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 2 cents to $76.31 in London. It shed 21 cents the previous session to $76.29.

The dollar gained to 111.29 yen from Tuesday's 111.19. The euro advanced to $1.1692 from $1.1696.

Source: Saudi Press Agency