Agence France-PresseFebruary 13, 2014 05:46
Asian shares fell on profit-taking Thursday following four strong sessions as a rally on Wall Street fizzled out, but Sydney pared earlier losses caused by data showing Australian unemployment at a 10-year high.
With few catalysts to drive trade, investors took a breather before the release of fresh data from the United States and China.
Tokyo fell 1.79 percent, or 265.32 points, to end at 14,534.74 as a stronger yen hit exporters, while Sydney was flat, dipping 2.0 points to 5,308.1. Seoul gave up 0.46 percent, or 8.88 points, to end at 1,926.96.