Asia shares mixed, most markets closed for Lunar New Year
BANGKOK (AP) - Shares were lower in most of the markets open in Asia on Tuesday, though much of the region took a break for the Lunar New Year.
Australia's benchmark surged 2.1 percent to 6,017.20 following a report on a probe into banking malpractices that was less severe than anticipated.
The lackluster trading followed a day of gains on Wall Street as buying of technology companies outweighed losses in health care, materials and utilities stocks.
Markets in mainland China ar...