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Asian stocks mixed as uncertainty over trade accord rises

On Tuesday Asian shares crept a bit higher as certain traders held out the expectation that Britain still got an opportunity to dodge a chaotic exit from the EU at key talks the current week.

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MSCI's broadest equity indicator of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan advanced by 0.1 percent. South Korean stocks added 0.21 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock equity indicator edged by 1.74 percent higher.

Japan's Nikkei flooded 1.7 percent as dealers came back from a vacation Monday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was almost unchanged, while the Shanghai Composite skidded 0.5 percent and the Shenzhen Composite plunged 1 percent. South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.2 percent, and benchmark equity indicators in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia were for the most part up. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 crawled down 0.1 percent.

Among individual shares, SoftBank added in Tokyo exchanging, alongside Toyota and Fast Retailing. In Hong Kong, China Resources Land gained while CNOOC and WH Group dropped. Taiwan Semiconductor advanced in Taiwan, while Beach Energy and BHP tumbled in Australia.

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