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Asian stocks mixed in quiet holiday trading

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were...
A delivery man pushes a cart past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. A...
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were...
Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.  Asian indexes were m...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were...

A delivery man pushes a cart past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. A...

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were...

Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Asian indexes were m...

TOKYO (AP) — Asian indexes were mixed Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up nearly 0.1 percent to finish at 22,911.21, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was virtually unchanged at 6,069.90. South Korea's Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,434.06. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was little changed at 29,578.03, while the Shanghai Composite lost 1.0 percent to 3,272.77.

WALL STREET: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.84 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,680.50. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 7.85 points, or 0.03 percent, to 24,746.21. The Nasdaq lost 23.71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,936.25. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 1.30 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,544.23.

APPLE FACTOR: Apple slid 2.5 percent on Wall Street overnight amid speculation the consumer electronics giant might cut its targets for sales of its latest iPhone. A Taiwanese newspaper reported iPhone X sales targets may get cut amid weak sales, but that had already largely figured in in Asian trading.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 23 cents to $59.74 a barrel. It gained $1.50 to $59.97 on the New York Mercantile Exchange overnight. Brent crude, which is used to price international oils, slipped 32 cents to $66.14.

CURRENCIES: The dollar fell slightly to 113.20 yen from 113.30 yen late Tuesday in Asia. The euro strengthened to $1.1880 from $1.1859.

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Updated : 2021-03-08 22:50 GMT+08:00