Asian shares mixed amid vaccine optimism, US tech sell-off

TOKYO — (AP) Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after a sell-off of shares in technology companies on Wall Street.
Tokyo was closed for a national holiday. South Korea’s Kospi slipped nearly 0.2% to 3,074.76. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.9% to 6,839.20. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.0% to 30,618.85, while the Shanghai Composite lost 0.5% to 3,623.99.
Thankfully, for society at large, there is more optimism than fear today, with vaccines showing scientific results on the ground that validate efficacy…

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