TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street took a breather, with major indexes edging lower.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei fell 0.5% to 29,544.93 and the Shanghai Composite index sank 0.7% to 3,459.25. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.3% to 6,903.50. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.3% to 3,136.56. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.3% to 28,845.68.
President Joe Biden said he is bumping up his deadline for states by two weeks, to April 19, to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines, reflecting steady progress in the U.S.