Hesitant investors leave Asian markets mixed

Stocks were mixed on Asian-Pacific exchanges Tuesday, as property companies dragged down markets in Hong Kong and China. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.4%, while China's Shanghai Composite and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.8%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gave up 1%, South Korea's Kospi Composite edged up 0.3%, and Taiwan's Taiex and New Zealand's NZX 50 advanced 0.2%. In afternoon trading, Singapore's Straits Times Index and India's Sensex added 0.4%.

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