Shares in South Korea led losses regionally in a mixed trading day for Asian stocks as Wall Street seen a tech-driven rally, while the dollar dropped against almost all major currencies.
The Kospi fell 2.46% to close at 2,348.24, with shares of automaker Hyundai Motor plunging 5.39%.
Meanwhile, mainland Chinese stocks edged higher on the day. The Shanghai composite added 0.36% to about 3,451.09 while the Shenzhen component advanced 0.189% to around 13,768.17.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index closed fractionally higher at 25,367.38.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 dipped 0.2% to close at 23,051.08 while the Topix index ended its trading day slightly higher at 1,610.85.