Regional shares mixed

Business | 22 Aug 2019 2:01 pm

Regional markets are mixed today following Wall Street’s rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts.

Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index lost 0.87 percent, or 229.06 points at 26,040.98.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent, continuing the see-saw pattern of recent sessions.

Japan’s Nikkei added 0.4 percent and Seoul’s Kospi was 0.6 percent lower at 1,953.39. New Zealand was up while Taiwan and Southeast Asian markets declined.

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