Major stock markets in Asia posted mixed figures at Tuesday’s close, with the Indian Sensex benchmark performing the best, increasing 2.95%, or 1,663 points, to 58,069.

Investors remain cautious as Russia-Ukraine tensions accelerate.

The Japanese economy grew 1.3% in the last quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter, and 5.4% on an annual basis, below expectations, according to official data released on Tuesday.

The Asia Dow, which includes blue-chip companies in the region, was down by 1.25%, or 46.77 points, to close at 3,694 points.

Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 stock exchange was also in negative territory, going down by 0.79%, or 214.40 points, to 26,865.

The Hang Seng, the benchmark for blue-chip stocks trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange, plummeted 0.82%, or 200.86 points, to 24,355.

China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange, meanwhile, rose 0.50%, or 17.21 points, to close at 3,446 points, while the Singapore index slightly gained 0.10 points, to reach 3,421.

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