Light trading leaves Asian-Pacific shares mixed

Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong.
Shares on Asian-Pacific markets posted a mixed performance Thursday, with trading light. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 and Taiwan's Taiex climbed 0.4%, while New Zealand's NZX 50 gained 0.3%. South Korea's Kospi Composite and Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Composite closed unchanged, while China's Shanghai Composite dropped 0.8%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 0.6%, Singapore's Straits Times Index slipped 0.2% and Philippine stocks advanced 1.3%. Indonesian shares lost 0.3% and Thai stocks rose 0.5%, while India's Sensex inched down 0.1% in afternoon trading. Markets in Japan were closed for a holiday. Full sotry here