Agence France-PresseNovember 19, 2013 04:48
Asian shares were mostly lower on profit-taking Tuesday, with investors shrugging off another record close for the Dow on Wall Street, while Tokyo softened as the yen strengthened against the dollar.
Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong were also tepid after rallying Monday on a Chinese reform blueprint that pledged a greater role for private firms in the economy.
Tokyo eased 0.25 percent, or 37.74 points, to 15,126.56 and Sydney fell 0.59 percent, or 31.8 points, to 5,352.9. Seoul rose 1.04 percent, or 20.83 points, to 2,031.64.