Asian stock markets closed mostly lower today-Wednesday.
Tokyo's Nikkei index lost 30 points to finish at 11,005. On Tuesday the average fell 38 points.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 20 points to end at 13,840. The Hang Seng gained 109 points on Tuesday.
In the region's other big market, Singapore, the Straits Times index fell four points to close at 2,145.
Elsewhere, share prices were higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Wellington. Markets were lower in Bombay, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Taipei.
In late afternoon Tokyo currency trading, the dollar was selling at 106.18 yen, up 0.28 yen from the same time Tuesday.
In Hong Kong, the price of gold fell 50 cents to close at 434 dollars, 25 cents an ounce.