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Asia stocks were mixed despite vaccine hopes

Asia-Pacific shares were mixed by the closing sessions on Tuesday even as vaccine hopes once again lifted Wall Street to record highs

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.42 percent to close at 26,014.62, after touching a 52-week high on Monday. The Topix edged up 0.16 percent to 1,734.66.

Over in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.21 percent to close at 6,498.20. The bourse resumed trading on Tuesday after a nearly full-day trading halt Monday that it said was due to a software issue which created “inaccurate market data.”

Mainland Chinese stocks were subdued. The Shanghai composite edged down 0.21 percent to close at 3,339.90, while the Shenzhen component declined 0.85 percent to 13,732.52.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was above the flatline in the afternoon.

South Korea’s Kospi edged down 0.15 percent to 2,539.15.

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