Asian share markets were volatile on Tuesday, after Australias central bank flagged some tapering in its quantitative easing programme and concerns over the future of Chinas powerful technology sector weighed down shares.
U.S. markets were closed on Monday to mark the Independence Day holiday, leaving the Asian region without a strong lead to trading on Tuesday.
MSCIs broadest index of AsiaPacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index was down 0.44, marking its sixth day of losses, while Chinas CSI300 was off by nearly 0.6 to an almost twomonthlow.
Equities will continue to grind higher in Asia, but Hong Kong and China have been choppy for the past few days, I think China could remain weaker compared to the rest of Asia, said Suresh Tantia, Credit Suisses senior investment strategist.
China is still going through change … policy is still tightening and tech regulation is increasing, that will weigh on the market.
Japans Nikkei was up 0.3 while the positive tone in the SP ASX200 earlier Tuesday reversed following the RBAs decision to keep interest rates on hold.
The ASX200 was down nearly 0.3 after trading up by as much as 0.21 in the morning session. In South Korea, the Kospi 200 Index rose 0.42 during the afternoon.
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