Markets throughout Asia were mixed Wednesday, with Australia and Japan dropping and other markets gaining after advances on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 Average gave up 1.3%, while the broader Topix index fell 1.7%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 2.3%, New Zealand's NZX 50 climbed 0.1% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 3.8%. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index jumped 4.2%, South Korea's Kospi added 4.7% and Singapore's Straits Times Index added 1.4%.
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