Stock markets were mixed overnight in Asia Tuesday, but bourses were posting gains, for the most part, in Europe.
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.9% to 17,365, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.3% to 19,707. China's Shanghai and Shenzhen 300 added 0.7% to 2784, but Taiwan's Taiex lost 0.4% to 7845.
Singapore's Straits Times Index was up 0.9% at 3234, and the Jakarta Composite Index advanced 0.3% to 1820. Australia's All Ordinaries Index was down 0.3% at 5952.
Turning to Europe, Frankfurt's Xetra DAX rose 0.5% to 6865, and London's FTSE 100 was higher by 0.1% at 6300. Milan's MIB 30 was up 0.3% at 41,335, and the Paris Cac 40 tacked on 0.1% at 5582.
The Stockholm 30 was ahead by 0.7% at 1215, while the Swiss Market Index declined 0.3% to 8980. Croatia's Zagreb Crobex was better by 0.5% to 4113.
As for the Americas, Canada's S&P/TSX Composite and Brazil's Bovespa each gave back 0.5%. Chile's market edged higher.