Asia shares in mixed trading despite US market falls

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 13:41

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Shares in Asia were mixed despite a sharp fall in US stocks, as fears of an earlier-than-expected Federal Reserve rate rise in the US worried investors.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 reversed earlier losses and moved into positive territory, up 0.48% at 18,755.37 points.

Shares were being given a boost as the yen weakened against the US dollar.