Asian stocks weak as investors weigh US data, Brexit plans

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Hong Kong - Asian stocks were listless on Wednesday as investors weighed strong US economic reports against uncertainty as Britain readies a formal request to leave the European Union.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was less than 0.1% lower at 19 194.20 while South Korea's Kospi was flat at 2 163.54.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.2% to 24 396.26 and the Shanghai Composite index edged up 0.1% to 3 257.66. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.9% to 5 876.00.

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Rand - Dollar
14.15
-0.1%
Rand - Pound
19.97
-0.1%
Rand - Euro
17.19
-0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.97
+0.2%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.3%
Gold
1,849.29
+0.3%
Silver
27.57
+0.5%
Palladium
2,891.50
-0.1%
Platinum
1,231.00
+0.1%
Brent Crude
68.71
+2.5%
Top 40
60,829
+0.4%
All Share
66,827
+0.3%
Resource 10
69,575
+0.3%
Industrial 25
84,042
+0.9%
Financial 15
12,587
-0.8%
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