Asian stocks mixed, Nikkei 225 down

Asian stocks mixed, Nikkei 225 down

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia-stocks in Asia were mixed on Thursday.

The Nikkei 225 lost 205.82 points or 0.73 percent in Japan to close Thursday at 27,821. 43.

The Kospi Composite added 10.97 points or 0.40 percent to 2,757 in South Korea. 71.

The Australian All Ordinaries dropped 10.30 points or 0.13 percent to 7,789. 60.

The S&P NZ 50 in New Zealand rose 11.46 points or 0.09 percent to 12,110. 26.

Hong Kong, s Hang Seng was trading at the time of writing but approaching the close. The key index was ahead by 236 points at the time.

The U.S. dollar was mixed during the Asian session. The commodity bloc was the biggest loser. The Australian dollar rallied to an abrupt end with the Aussie falling to 0.7478 by the Sydney close Thursday.

The New Zealand dollar dropped to 0.6949. The Canadian dollar dropped to 1.2513.

The euro was trading at 1.1168 last trading. The British pound was steady at 1.3130. The Japanese yen was trading in a tight range at 121.79. The Swiss franc was little changed at 0.9237.

The Nasdaq Composite fell by 177.36 points or 1.21 percent over night on Wall Street to close Wednesday at 14,442. 27.

The Dow Jones industrials fell 65.38 points or 0.19 percent to 35,228, a decline of 65.38 points or 0.19 percent. 81.

The Standard and Poor's 500 fell 29.15 points or 0.63 percent to 4,602. 45.