SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were little changed on Tuesday with the only market making ground being Hong Kong.
The U.S. dollar too was little changed.
At the close of trading Tuesday the Nikkei 225 in Japan was down 17.65 points or 0.08% at 21,566.85.
The Shanghai Composite in China fell 5.44 points or 0.18% at 3,090.98.
The Australian All Ords slipped 7.00 points or 0.11% to 6,276.60.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng, going against the trend, gained 57.27 points or 0.19% at 29,466.27.
On forex markets the British pound remained bid at 1.3267. The euro inched up to 1.1353.
The Japanese yen was a franction stronger at 111.28.
The Swiss franc eased to 1.000. The Canadian dollar rose to 1.3321.
The Australian dollar eased to 0.7098, while the New Zealand dollar was unchanged at 0.6855.