Asian markets are mostly higher Wednesday.
The Nikkei index in Tokyo finished 0.2% higher. Sydney’s S&P/ASX index was up 0.2% at its close. The KOSPI index in Seoul gained 0.5%, while the TSEC index in Taipei dropped 0.7%.
In late afternoon trading, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is down 0.8%, the Shanghai Composite is 1.1% lower, and the Sensex in Mumbai is up 0.4%.
In commodities trading, gold is trading at $1,994.50 an ounce, down 0.9%. U.S. crude oil is selling at $42.58 per barrel, down 0.7%, and Brent crude is selling at $45.09 per barrel, down 0.8%.
All three major U.S. indices are flat in futures trading.