0012 GMT — Asian stock markets have started little changed after Japan, Australia and New Zealand all underperformed yesterday as much of the region steadied a bit following the past week’s struggles. Though the ASX 200 and NZX 50 are down a further 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively after scant changes at the end of U.S. trading overnight, the Nikkei has ticked up 0.1% in the opening minutes of Japanese trading. Meanwhile, South Korea returned from a holiday on Tuesday with the Kospi edging 0.1% higher after 6-straight declines. It’s the longest losing streak in a year. Taiwan’s markets are closed today for a holiday.
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