Asian share markets closed mixed Wednesday, with little news or fresh data to drive them. Japan's Nikkei 225, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 were flat. South Korea's Kospi Composite and Taiwan's Taiex inched up 0.1%. China's Shanghai Composite gave up 0.7%, while New Zealand's NZX 50 and shares in the Philippines rose 0.4%. In afternoon trading, Singapore's Straits Times Index climbed 0.6%. India's Sensex inched up 0.1%, Indonesia's JSX advanced 0.4% and Thailand's SET Index added 0.3%.
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