Stock markets in Asia mixed amid uncertainty

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Stock markets in Asia mixed amid uncertainty

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia stock markets in Asia were mixed on Friday.

The Australian All Ordinaries rose 15.70 points to 7,354 to a 0.21 percent increase in the Australian All Ordinaries. 70.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng gave up 53.12 points or 0.29 percent of the total, to 17,992, according to the Hang Seng. 54.

New Zealand's S&P NZX 50 advanced by 86.09 points or 0.76 percent to 11,380. 61.

The Shanghai Composite fell 18.19 points or 0.58 percent to 3,097 in China. 24.

South Korea's Kospi Composite was flat, rising by 1.58 points or 0.06 percent to 2,444. 48.

The U.S. dollar was steady. The euro traded at 1.0352 and little changed at the end of the day. The British pound was strong at 1.1893. The Japanese yen was soft at 140.02. The Swiss franc fell to 0.95 5.

The Canadian dollar fell to 1.3334. The Australian dollar was a bit weaker at 0.6701. The New Zealand dollar fell to 0.6165.

Overnight on Wall Street, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 38.70 points or 0.35 percent to close Thursday at 11,144. 96.

The Dow Jones industrials dropped by 7.51 points or 0.02 percent to 33,546, down 7.51 points or 0.02 percent. 32.

The Standard and Poor's 500 dropped 12.23 points or 0.31 percent to 3,946. 56.