SYDNEY, NSW - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Wednesday.
In Japan the key Nikkei 225 index jumped 76.48 points or 0.34% to 22,625.38.
China's Shanghai Composite sank 12.76 points or 0.43% to 2,941.62.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng dropped 226.06 points or 0.84% to 26,560.14.
The Australian All Ords barely moved, closing down 0.40 of a point or 0.01% to 6,778.20.
The U.S. dollar rose against most currencies, although it gave up a tiny bit of ground to the Japanese yen, which edged up to 108.32 by the close in Sydney on Wednesday.
The British pound dipped to 1.2846, while the euro slid to 1.1121.
The Swiss franc eased to 0.9894.
The Canadian dollar was a tad weaker at 1.3100. The Australian dollar fell to 0.6840. The New Zealand dollar declined to 0.6399.