Drops on Wall Street weigh on Asian markets

Stock markets across Asia were mixed today, although South Korea's Kospi Composite was up after five sessions of losses. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 inched up 0.1% and the Kospi jumped 2.2%, but Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1.2%. New Zealand's NZX-50 gave up 1.7%, Singapore's Straits Times edged down 0.6% and shares in Mumbai, India, were up 1.3%. Markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were closed.

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