Shares Mixed in Asia Wednesday

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Wednesday following losses on Wall Street with the S&P 500 ending its seven-day winning streak.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 lost 276.26 points, or 1%, Wednesday to 28,366.95.

The Japanese yen traded at 110.65 per U.S. dollar, stronger than levels above 110.8 seen against the greenback earlier this week.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dipped 112.24 points, or 0.4%, to 27,960.62.

Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng made its debut in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Shares ended the trading day unchanged after rising nearly 2% in the early moments of trading.

The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7514, lower than levels above $0.756 seen yesterday.

In other markets

In Shanghai, the CSI 300 recovered 57.39 points, or 1.1%, to 5,140.49.

In Singapore, the Straits Times Index shed 48.99 points, or 1.5% to 3,141.60

The Kospi index in Korea subtracted 19.87 points, or 0.6%, to 3,285.34.

In Taiwan, the Taiex index docked 62.38 points, or 0.4%, to 17,850.69

In New Zealand, the NZX 50 doffed 11.12 points, or 0.1%, to 12,747.81

In Australia, the ASX 200 regained 65.08 points, or 0.9%, to 7,326.85.