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Asian and Pacific markets at Close Report by CNBC February 05, 2014: Asian stocks mixed; Nikkei climbs over 1%.

  Published: Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 1:35 AM ET Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday. Overnight gains on Wall Street inspired a rebound in Japanese and South Korean shares, with the Nikkei leading gains after posting its worst drop since June 2012 on Tuesday. Helped by some encouraging earnings and a steadier tone in emerging market currencies, the  Nasdaq  and the  S&P 500  closed 0.7 percent higher, while the  Dow Jones Industrial Average  climbed 0.5 percent. (Read more:  Contrarian calls for 20% drop in US stocks ) Chinese markets remain closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Hong Kong's benchmark  Hang Seng  index saw choppy trade on Wednesday, down 0.5 percent after posting gains early on. Name Price Change %Change NIKKEI Nikkei 225 Index 14180.38 171.91 1.23% HSI Hang Seng Index 21269.38 -128.39 -0.60% ASX 200 S&P/ASX 200 5070.31 -26.75 -0.52% SHANGHAI Shanghai Composite Index 2033.08 -16.83 -0.82% KOSPI KOSPI Index 1891.32