Asian stocks mixed in cautious trade

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks rise 0.6% in cautious trading following Monday's rout, helped by a soft yen which, at ¥98.13 is 0.16% weaker against the dollar.

Across the region: The Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite are essentially flat in early trading, the ASX slips 0.35% but remains above 5,000 ahead of a speech by Glenn Stevens, and South Korean shares add 0.5%.

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