Such The Tokyo stock exchange was initially inconsistent on Wednesday. Investors were waiting for a decision in the Senate elections in the US state of Georgia, which should determine the political freedom of action of President-elect Joe Biden.
The Nikkei index, which comprises 225 values, was 0.2 percent lower at 27,094 points. The broader Topix index, on the other hand, rose 0.3 percent and stood at 1797 points.
The Shanghai Stock Exchange was 0.3 percent up. The index of the most important companies in Shanghai and Shenzen gained 0.7 percent. The MSCI index for Asian stocks outside of Japan rose 1.4 percent.
In Asian foreign exchange trading, the dollar gained 0.1 percent to 102.79 yen and also gained 0.1 percent to 6.4599 yuan. Against the Swiss currency it was quoted 0.1 percent higher at 0.8792 francs. At the same time, the euro fell 0.1 percent to 1.2287 dollars and was barely changed at 1.0803 francs. The pound sterling lost 0.1 percent to $ 1.3606.
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