Japan (BBN)-Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday despite data showing that the US economy grew faster than forecast in the third quarter.
The economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.9% from July to September, better than the 3.5% economists predicted, reports BBC.
The rise, which follows a strong second quarter, meant that the US has seen its strongest two consecutive quarters of growth in a decade.
But that failed to ignite markets, with Japan’s Nikkei down 0.3% at 17,357.8.
The dollar was down to 117.82 yen, pulling further away from a seven-year high of 118.98 reached the previous week.
Hong Kong shares opened flat with the benchmark Hang Seng index at 23,833.19, while the Shanghai Composite rose 0.3% at 2,575.77.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 index was up 0.9% at 5,382.60 after closing lower by 0.5% on Tuesday.
The resources sector, however, was weighed down by data that showed the number of resources projects reaching financial commitment in Australia fell to the lowest number and value in a decade.
In the six months to October, just three new projects, worth A$597m ($510m), reached the committed stage.
In South Korea, the benchmark Kospi were trading flat at 1,980.85 points.
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