Stocks in Asia-Pacific struggled for direction in Thursday trade as investors reacted to minutes released overnight from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s November meeting, CNBC reports.
Mainland Chinese stocks were mixed on the day: The Shanghai composite added 0.22 percent to about 3,369.73 while the Shenzhen component fell 0.411 percent to around 13,599.99.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was little changed about 0.4 percent higher, as of its final hour of trading.
Stocks in Japan were higher by their close, as the Nikkei 225 gained 0.91 percent at 26,537.31 while the Topix index was up by 0.6 percent at 1,778.25. South Korea’s Kospi advanced by 0.94 percent to finish its trading day at 2,625.91.