Asian markets were mixed in thin trading. Japan's Nikkei posted a 1.63% gain to 8,740....

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian markets were mixed in thin trading. Japan's Nikkei posted a 1.63% gain to 8,740. Profit-taking took Shanghai shares 0.05% lower to 1,852. BSE is down 2.5% to 9,239. Hong Kong is closed, as is Europe.