BEIJING — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government.
KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.2 percent to 3,208.20 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.7 percent to 6,039.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 edged up 4 points to 23,005.25. Markets in Hong Kong and South Korea were closed for holidays. Benchmarks in New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia also declined.
WALL STREET: Industrial and technology companies led gains after Washington and Beijing appeared to make progress in trade talks.