SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Tuesday.
In Japan the Nikkei 225 rose 12.86 points or 0.06% to 21,547.21.
In Australia however, the All Ordinaries fell 15.30 points or 0.23% to 6,742.10.
China's Shanghai Composite declined 5.13 points or 0.18% to 2,928.23.
In Hiong Kong, the Hang Seng slipped 215.41 points or 0.76% to 28,116.28.
On foreign exchange markets the U.S. dollar moved further ahead.
Around the close in Sydney on Tuesday the British pound had fallen to 1.2483.
The euro was soft at 1.1211, while the Japanese yen slipped to 108.84.
The Swiss franc eased to 0.9932.
The Canadian dollar edged down to 1.2133.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars weakened to 0.6948 and 0.6617 respectively.
Overnight on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials declined 115.98 points or 0.43% to 26,806.14.
The Standard and Poor's 500 shed 14.46 points or 0.48% to 2,975.95.
The Nasdaq Composite gave up 63.41 points or 0.78% to 8,098.38.