SYDNEY, Australia - It was a muddle on Asian stock exchanges on Tuesday. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 hit it's straps, recovering much of its losses of the previous day.
The Australian market advanced a little, as did the Hong Kong and Japanese markets, while in China shares fell.
At the close of trading Tuesday, the Australian All Ordinaries was up 4.40 points or 0.07% at 6,213.10.
The Nikkei 225 jumped 451.28 points or 2.15% to 21,428.39.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng closed up 43.56 points or 0.15% at 28,566.91.
The Shanghai Composite was down 45.90 points or 1.51% at trhe finish at 2,997.10.
The U.S. dollar was little changed during the Asian session on Tuesday. The euro crept down a tad to 1.1308 while the British pound eased a touch to 1.3183.
The Japanese yen inched down to 110.06, while the Swiss franc held its ground at 0.9926.
The Canadian dollar was a tad stronger at 1.3397, as was the Australian dollar at 0.7121.
The New Zealand dollar eased a little to 0.6900.
Overnight on Wall Street there was little action. At the close of trading Monday, the Dow Jones industrials were ahead 14.51 points or 0.06% at 25,516.83.
The Standard and Poor's 500 fell 2.35 points or 0.08% to 2,798.36.
The Nasdaq Composite lost 5.13 points or 0.07% at 7,637.54.