TOKYO: Asian shares were mixed in listless trading on Tuesday after US stocks finished mostly lower as cause for optimism, such as the Suez Canal reopening, mixed with caution about the vaccine rollout.

Japan’s benchmark slipped 0.1 percent in morning trading to 29,347.21. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost early gains to fall 0.4 percent to 6,772.10. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.6 percent to 3,053.78. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.3 percent to 28,408.74, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.3 percent to 3,423.83.

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