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Asia Markets: Asian markets mixed after tech selloff on Wall Street

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Asian markets were mixed Thursday, after tech stocks sold off on Wall Street.

Japan’s Nikkei 225
NIK,
+1.26%

gained 0.9% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index
HSI,
-0.05%

slipped 0.1%. The Shanghai Composite
SHCOMP,
-0.02%

was flat. South Korea’s Kospi
180721,
+0.15%

edged 0.2% higher, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200
XJO,
+0.17%

inched up 0.1%. Stocks dipped in Indonesia
JAKIDX,
-0.94%

but advanced slightly in Singapore
STI,
+0.35%

and Taiwan
Y9999,
+0.17%
.

U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average 
DJIA,
-0.01%

 closed 3 points lower at 32,420.06, after tumbling roughly 370 points from the session high. The S&P 500 index 
SPX,
-0.55%

fell 21.38 points, or 0.6%, ending at 3,889.14. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite 
COMP,
-2.01%

shed 265.81 points to finish at 12,961.89, a decline of 2%.

In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude 
CLK21,
-2.30%

 retreated to $60.09 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after rallying 6% Wednesday on news a giant container ship was stuck in the Suez Canal, backing up shipping traffic, including oil and gas shipments.

Brent crude 
BRNK21,
-2.10%
,
 the global standard, fell to $63.46 per barrel in London after a similar 6% rally Wednesday.

The dollar 
USDJPY,
+0.22%

rose to 108.91 yen.

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