Asia markets ended mostly lower Wednesday, but remained relatively resilient after a terrorist attack in Belgium Tuesday.
The Japanese benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed down 47.57 points, or 0.28 percent, at 17,000.98, after finishing nearly 2 percent higher Tuesday. Across the Korean Strait, the Kospi ended down 0.08 percent, or 1.69 points, at 1,995.12. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 0.48 percent in late afternoon trade.
Australia's ASX 200 index finished down 24.35 points, or 0.47 percent, at 5,142.26, weighed by losses in the financials and energy subindexes, down 0.4 and 1.08 percent respectively.
Asia markets, like their European and U.S. counterparts, mostly shrugged off a series of deadly explosions that rocked Belgium's capital on Tuesday. The bombings at Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station killed at least 31 people and injured more than 230, according to reports.