Tokyo, Japan (BBN)-Asia’s stock markets were mixed on Wednesday despite record closes in the US and the eurozone’s approval of reform proposals submitted by Greece for its bailout.
Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was up 0.10% to 18,622.07 points, reports BBC.
The index closed at a fresh 15-year high on Tuesday, marking five straight days of gains.
But in Hong Kong the Hang Seng index was flat, down just 0.06% at 24,735.07 points.
Later today Hong Kong is set to deliver its budget which is expected to unveil new measures to support low-income families.
Hong Kong’s Finance Secretary John Tsang is also expected to announce fourth quarter economic growth figures later today.
Investors will be watching for any sign of damage done to the economy after months of pro-democracy protests disrupted business activities in the city.
Markets on mainland China were open after a week off over the new year celebrations.
The Shanghai Composite index was down 0.59% at 3,227.82 points after HSBC bank released its latest factory activity report showing export orders in February had shrunk at their fastest rate in 20 months.
Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.18% at 5,937.90 points, while in Korea, the Kospi share index was up 0.72% at 1,990.40.