Asian Stocks End Mixed; Nikkei Falls 0.07%

Asian stocks ended mixed Tuesday clawing back a bit from a selloff that was prompted by the Securities and Exchange Commission's fraud complaint against Goldman Sachs.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Asian stocks ended mixed Tuesday clawing back a bit from a selloff that was prompted by the

Securities and Exchange Commission's

fraud complaint against Wall Street firm

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

.

European shares were trading higher.

The Nikkei 225 stock average in Tokyo fell 0.07% to 10,900.68. Shanghai's benchmark stock index fell 0.03% after declining 4.8% the previous session after the government took more action to restrain property prices. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong rose 1%.

Goldman Sachs reports earnings before the opening bell Tuesday in the U.S., perhaps diverting attention away from the firm's troubles with the SEC which filed Friday a civil complaint against Goldman alleging fraud in the firm's marketing of a subprime mortgage product.

In New York Monday, the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

rose 73.39, or 0.7%, to 11,092.05. The

S&P 500

index gained 0.5%, while the

Nasdaq

composite index slipped 0.1%.

Premarket futures suggest stocks in the U.S. will open mixed Tuesday.

-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.

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