BANGKOK | Asian shares mixed following advance on Wall Street

20Feb - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after a modestly high finish on Wall Street that extended the market’s gains into a fourth week.

The Nikkei 225 index rose 0.6 percent to 21,431.49 despite news that Japan‘s exports sank 8.4 percent in January from a year earlier, far more than forecast.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 0.9 percent to 28,489,50, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.1 percent to 2,752.07.

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