TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Thursday following broad gains on Wall Street as investors pondered mixed reports on the likelihood of progress in resolving the trade war between the U.S. and China.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3% to 21,509.54 in early trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost nearly 0.1% to 6,543.40, while South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.8% to 2,029.23. India’s Sensex skidded 0.4% to 38,050.81.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng picked up 0.2% to 25,726.60. The Shanghai Composite rose 0.2% to 2,930.35. Shares fell in Singapore and Thailand bur rose in Jakarta.