A mixed day for Asian equities
Chinese stocks are rallying once again, building from the optimism yesterday but the gains today are more measured. The Shanghai Composite continues to sit higher after the lunch break, trading up by 1.5% at the moment.
The Nikkei is closing lower near the lows with the Hang Seng also seen down 0.6% currently. Elsewhere, US futures are down by 0.4% to 0.5% going into European trading.