SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday with gains being recorded in Japan and Hong Kong, while in Australia and mainland China equities weakened.
The U.S. dollar roared ahead with the euro threatening to forgo the 1.1200 handle.
At the close on Monday in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 finished ahead just 7.11 points or 0.03% at 21,124.00.
In China, the Shanghai Composite weakened by 23.12 points or 0.79% to 2,887.62.
The Hong Kong Hang Seng advanced 108.81 points or 0.40% to 27,227.16.
The Australian All Ords fell 24.20 points or 0.36% to 6,609.40.
The euro finished the day in Sydney around 1.1240.
The British pound remained weak at 1.2588.
The Japanese yen slid to 108.63, while the Swiss franc edged down to 0.9996.
The Canadian dollar was off at 1.3414. The Australian dollar was weaker at 0.6871. The New Zealand dollar declined to 0.6509.