Stock markets in Asia Pacific were mixed on Tuesday ahead of the Christmas holiday. Shanghai composite rose 13 points or 0.41 percent to 2,975, at around 02:05 PM China time. Meanwhile,Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was almost flat to close at 23,820. South Korea’s KOSPI also lost 12 points or 0.53 percent to finish at 2,191, and Hang Seng index dropped 42 points or 0.15 percent lower to settle at 27,864. In Australia, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 gained 12 points or 0.17 percent to close at 6,906. The broader All Ordinaries index also went up 12 points to finish at 6,906.