TOKYO -- Asian stock markets ended mixed ahead of the U.S. presidential election Tuesday, as Japan and South Korea edged lower and Taiwan and Hong Kong managed to book gains.
In Tokyo, the
closed down 31.1 points, or 0.2%, at 15,340.3 and the
index, which includes all shares listed on the
Tokyo Stock Exchange
, fell 2.6, or 0.2%, to 1452.7.
Japanese tech shares turned in a mixed performance Tuesday, as
fell 220 yen, or 2.4%, to 9,140 ($85.05) and
ended up 55 yen, or 2.4%, at 2,340.
The broader Tokyo market was also a mix of upward and downward pressure for major stocks. Wireless operator
helped push things up, ending up 70,000 yen, or 2.3%, at 3.1 million, but
Bank Tokyo Mitsubishi
fell 29 yen, or 2.3%, to 1,259.
The dollar traded at 107.46 yen, up from 107.12 yen Monday.
index surged 220.3, or 3.9%, to 5877.8, after
Morgan Stanley Capital International
said it will increase the country's weighting in its indices. That means mean indexed funds will have to follow suit and buy Taiwanese shares. Chipmaker
rose 6.9% to 116.50 Taiwan dollars ($3.62).
index also ended in the plus column, rising 149.6, or 1%, to 15,820.8. Index heavyweight
helped carry the index higher, rising HK$0.75, or 1.4%, to 53.75 ($6.89), along with bank
, which rose 0.4% to HK$116.50.
index fell 3.3, or 0.6%, to 553.4, as Old Economy shares weighed on the market.