Asian stock markets closed mostly higher today-Tuesday, although Tokyo finished lower because of worries about the strong yen.
Tokyo's Nikkei index lost 38 points to finish at 11,036. On Monday the average gained 28 points.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index gained 109 points to end at 13,860. The Hang Seng rose 57 points on Monday.
In the region's other big market, Singapore, the Straits Times index rose 12 points to close at 2,150.
Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Taipei and Wellington. Markets were lower in Bombay, Bangkok, Manila, Seoul and Sydney.
In late afternoon Tokyo currency trading, the dollar was selling at 105.90 yen, up 0.26 yen from the same time Monday.
In Hong Kong, the price of gold rose one dollar 40 cents to close at 434 dollars, 75 cents an ounce.