Asia markets mixed in morning trade; Nikkei drops 0.9%
Asia markets traded mixed on Wednesday, after US stocks eked out gains Tuesday amid a drop in oil prices, and as investors counted down to the upcoming British vote to decide whether to remain in the European Union.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index was down 0.4 percent. Chinese mainland markets traded flat, with the Shanghai composite at 2,879.28 and the Shenzhen composite at 1,890.61.
During Asian hours Wednesday, Brent traded up 0.1 percent at USD 50.67 a barrel, while the new August front-month US crude futures contract traded up 0.3 percent at USD 50 a barrel.
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