Asia stocks mixed on Tuesday as gold prices slipped from their record

Asia Pacific stocks were mixed on Tuesday afternoon trade as gold prices dipped from their record levels.

ares in South Korea led gains among the region’s major markets, with the Kospi up 1.76% to close at 2,256.99 as shares of industry heavyweight Samsung Electronics soared 5.4%.

Mainland Chinese stocks were also higher on the day, with the Shanghai composite gaining 0.71% to around 3,227.96 while the Shenzhen component jumped 1.314% to about 13,147.35. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index added 0.69%, as of its final hour of trading.

Over in Japan, stocks lagged the overall region as the Nikkei 225 dipped 0.26% to close at 22,657.38 while the Topix index shed 0.48% to finish its trading day at 1,569.12. Shares of Fujifilm rose 3.1% after U.S.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.39% to close at 6,020.50. In India, the Nifty 50 was up 1.06% in afternoon trade.

Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index added 0.93%.