Asian stocks mixed despite Wall Street’s strong lead

<p>Asian stocks were mixed today despite a record close on Wall Street.</p>

Asian shares were mixed today (November 6th) despite a record close at the previous session on Wall Street.

The Dow and S&P 500 soared after Republicans took control of the US Congress and a report by payrolls processor ADP revealed that US private employers added 230,000 jobs in October.

This beat analysts' forecasts of 220,000 jobs added for the month of October, Bloomberg reports.

Tokyo slipped 0.86 per cent to finish at 16,792.48, as profit-taking sent the Nikkei to its first loss since last week.

Sydney slipped 0.21 per cent to 5,506.1, while Seoul rose 0.26 per cent to close at 1,936.48 and Shanghai added 0.27 per cent to 2,425.86. HongKong ended 0.2 per cent down to 23,649.31.

Investor's focus is now on the release tomorrow of a Labor Department report, which is expected to show the jobless rate held at a six-year low of 5.9 per cent.

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