SYDNEY, Australia - Buyers were less dominant on Asian markets Wednesday, despite Tuesday's worldwide rally.
Nonetheless bourses in Japan and China managed to eke out gains, albeit modest ones.
The Australian All Ordinaries fell 22.00 points or 0.35% to close Wednesday at 6,350.30.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 climbed 56.31 points oe 9.25% to 22,277.97.
The Hong Hong Hang Seng was a touch lower, losing 5.19 poimts or 0.02% to 30,124.68.
In China the Shanghai Composite gained 9.52 points or 0.29% to close Wednesday at 3,263.12.
The Bfritish pound fell in Asia on Wedenesday as the latest inflation reading came in at 1.90%, down the from the 2.00% expected. Thge Pound fell to 1.3042 by the Sydney close.
The Canadian dollar edged up to 133.22, while the Papanese yen weakened to 112.02.
The Japanese yen eased to 112.02, whilte the Australian dollar was pushed higher to 0.7197. The Nedw Zealand dollar however was softer, it last traded in Sydney on Friday at 0.6735.