Asian markets mixed as Nikkei loses early gains

02/9/2009 | MarketWatch

Nomura dropped after its fundraising announcement, dragging down Tokyo's Nikkei as other regional markets closed mixed today. The Nikkei 225 Average rose more than 2% and then closed down 1.3%. Taiwan's main index climbed 0.5%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 advanced 1.1% and New Zealand's NZX 50 Index gave up 0.3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index slid 0.2%, India's Sensex rose 0.9% and China's Shanghai Composite gained 2%.

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