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asian share prices mixed after us markets regain equilibrium

seoul, south korea — share prices were mixed in asia on thursday, with japan and australia leading gains after u.s. indexes stabilized overnight.keeping score: tokyo's nikkei 225 jumped 1.5 percent to 22,498.03 and australia's s&p/asx 200 rose 0.5 percent to 5,977.70. hong kong's hang seng index reversed earlier losses, adding 0.2 percent to 28,283.07. most other regional benchmarks fell. the shanghai composite index slipped 0.7 percent to 3,272.05 and south korea's kospi lost 0.5 percent to 2,462.98. stocks in southeast asia were mixed.wall street: on wednesday, u.s. stocks closed mixed. the standard & poor's 500 index was flat at 2,629.27, shedding just 30 points. the dow jones industrial average fell 0.2 percent to 24,140.91, while the tech-heavy nasdaq composite rose 0.2 percent, to 6,776.38. the russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks lost 0.5 percent to 1,508.88.analyst's view: "by no means do we expect risk sentiment to rebound this morning, though with the u.s. leads, one would be keen to see if asian markets would similarly find stability in the day," jingyi pan of ig said in a commentary. "overnight we have seen u.s. markets stabilize as the likes of the dow jones and the s&p 500 index broke the downtrend to find narrow-range trading, keeping the intraday changes moderate."geopolitical issues: market reaction was muted to president donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel, ending decades of unwavering u.s. neutrality on the...