SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday with major falls in Japan, and most moves upwards elsewhere.
At the close in Tokyo on Monday, the Nikkei 225 was solidly lower, having given up 259.67 points or 0.92 percent to 27,824.83.
In Australia, the All Ordinaries gained 16.40 points or 0.23 percent to 7,255.80.
China's Shanghai Composite advanced 27.24 points or 0.78 percent to 3,517.62.
The Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 116.49 points or 0.59 percent to 28,194.09.
The U.S. dollar nudged higher on Monday, with the euro slipping to 1.2138. The British pound eased a tad to 1.4109. The Japanese yen was little changed at 109.24. The Swiss franc firmed to 0.9016.
The Canadian dollar was unchanged at 1.2117. The Australian and New Zealand dollars eased to 0.7755 and 0.7215 respectively.