Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday as investor concerns over the outlook for the global economy lingered.
The broad MSCI Asia-ex Japan index was fractionally higher at 524.17, as of 3:21 p.m. HK/SIN.
The Nikkei 225 in Japan declined 0.23 percent to finish at 21,378.73, as shares of automaker Nissan dropped 3.5 percent. The Topix index also fell 0.52 percent to close at 1,609.49.
In South Korea, the Kospi slipped 0.15 percent to close at 2,145.62, as shares of industry heavyweight Samsung Electronics recovered from an earlier slip to rise 0.22 percent after announcing on Tuesday that its first quarter earnings would likely fall short of expectations.
Meanwhile, the ASX 200 in Australia rose fractionally to close at 6,136.00.
SOurce : CNBC