Asian shares mixed ahead of US inflation, Lunar New Year

Asian shares mixed ahead of US inflation, Lunar New Year

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday with investors adopting a wait-and-see stance ahead of Lunar New Year holidays and the release of U.S. inflation data.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped nearly 0.3 percent to 21,191.75, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3 percent to 5,841.20. South Korea's Kospi was up nearly 1.0 percent at 2,418.42. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.2 percent to...