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Asian stocks mixed as crude oil rises, Chinese shares fall

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as a jump in oil prices, a weaker yen and optimism on Wall Street helped to offset worries over China's growth.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.9 percent to 16,615.11 in morning trading as the yen continued to weaken, a plus for Japanese exporters. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5 percent to 5,385.20. South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.1 percent to 1,965.77. Hong Kong's Hang Seng inched down nearly 0.1 percent to 19,898.83, while the Shanghai Composite slid 0.5 percent to 2,837.74.

APPLE FACTOR: Shares on Wall Street were boosted by news that billionaire Warren Buffett had invested in Apple, triggering a 3.7 percent...

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