Agence France-PresseDecember 4, 2013 06:50
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday, but traders are growing concerned that recent upbeat US data could prompt the Federal Reserve to begin cutting down its stimulus programme this month.
Exporters listed on Japan's Nikkei suffered as profit-taking hit the dollar, which had been close to a six-month high against the yen on Tuesday.
Tokyo tumbled 2.17 percent, or 341.72 points, to 15,407.94 and Seoul dropped 1.12 percent, or 22.56 points, to 1,986.80. Hong Kong fell 0.76 percent, or 181.77 points, to 23,728.70.